LA Tech Police arrest one on traffic stop

A vehicle stopped for an apparent switched license plate by Louisiana Tech Police led to the arrest of a Ruston man on warrants and possession of marijuana.

Aaron Kentrell Austin, 25, was stopped on Tech Drive when a temporary license tag displayed on his 2011 Chevrolet Camaro came back registered to a 2017 Kia.

A records check showed Austin was wanted for failure to appear in Ruston City Court for driving under suspension, no driver’s license, and switched license plate.

Austin’s 4-year-old daughter was allegedly found standing unrestrained on the front seat.

A search of the vehicle yielded a bag of marijuana under the driver’s seat.

Austin was issued several traffic citations and booked for the three warrants and possession of marijuana. Bail was set at $6,000.

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