RUSTON, La. - Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET) Agents have arrested a Ruston man on multiple drug charges.
Joseph Battle, 51 of Ruston, was arrested at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse Annex where he was scheduled to take a drug screen. The moment Battle was taken into custody members of LPNET, with the assistance of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, served a search warrant at Battles residence located at 7003 Hwy 80 lot 244.
Inside the residence officials located:
10 grams of suspected methamphetamine
$140.00 in counterfeit currency
Assorted drug paraphernalia. (baggies, scales, etc.)
An RG revolver with an obliterated serial number
Rossi .357 revolver
Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol which was discovered to be stolen
17 capsules of a legend drug
10 grams of marijuana
30 packages of synthetic marijuana
On Battles person Agents found:
plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana
Inside his vehicle:
117 tablets of suspected ecstasy
8 packages of synthetic marijuana
Battle was also charged with a warrant for distribution of marijuana
Stone said “Investigators assigned to The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET) did a great job. They are working many cases simultaneously all over the parish“
LPNET is a joint task force staffed by the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Ruston Police Department, Grambling Police Department and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department.