Man sought on drug charges found with more drugs

A passenger in a vehicle stopped for a license plate violation was arrested on warrants for drug offenses as well as other drugs found where he was seated.

Terry D. Holland, 36, of Ruston, was arrested by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET) after he was recognized as wanted in a drug investigation.

Holland first gave the name of Stephen Smith but LPNET agents immediately recognized him and knew three warrants existed for his arrest. Once he was removed from the vehicle, a Crown Royal bag containing methamphetamine and marijuana were found where he was seated. Other occupants of the car said the bag belonged to Holland.

Holland was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer by false information, and arrest warrants for two counts of distribution of methamphetamine, and violation of the drug-free zone law.

Bail was set at $85,000.

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