Traffic stop lands man behind bars on narcotic charges

Local News

(8/9/18) A 60-year-old Farmerville resident has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on narcotic charges after being stopped for a traffic violation.

A Union Parish sheriff’s deputy patrolling the Rocky Branch area Monday night noticed an expired license plate on a vehicle driven Clyde Lee Mitchell of 1717 Chapman Rd.

Sheriff Dusty Gates said the deputy immediately noticed the top of a plastic bag stuffed into Mitchell’s belt after the suspect had exited the vehicle. The baggie contained suspected methamphetamine.

When other deputies arrived on the scene, a broken glass pipe containing suspected meth was found along with a draw-string bag that contained a small amount of meth inside the vehicle.

Gates said that while en route to the detention center that Mitchell told the arresting deputy that he had another plastic bag with meth hidden inside his underwear. The total amount of meth found totaled 7.65 grams.

Mitchell’s bond was set at $7,500. He also was issued citations for expired license plate, expired driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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