Traffic stop nets two arrests

A traffic stop by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department last Monday night yielded two arrests on a variety of charges.About 9:30 p.m., a deputy stopped a Lexus traveling on US 80 between Grambling and Ruston for not displaying a license plate.The driver, Natasha L. Sanders, 36, of Ruston, was found to be wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on warrants for no liability insurance, no drivers license, and failure to register a vehicle.

Sanders was placed under arrest and she asked to retrieve a pair of shoes from the vehicle. Sanders instead obtained a small purse from the floorboard. The deputy inspected the purse and found it contained two small bags of suspected methamphetamine, a lighter and a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.A passenger, Joshua L. Bradley, 39, of Ruston, was discovered to be wanted on two warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, driving under suspension, and expired inspection sticker.Both Sanders and Bradley were arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.  Sanders was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug fair paraphernalia, no license plate, and the warrants.Sanders’s was set at $16,000 and Bradley’s at $20,000.

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