A Haynesville man found himself in trouble with the law from two agencies after reportedly attempting to get rid of suspected drugs.
James Dustin Carter, 21, of the 3100 block of Park Drive in Haynesville, was arrested Friday, Dec. 18, for possession of Schedule II CDS, obstructing public pass and prohibited acts. Bond was set at $7,500.
Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Coby Barton was dispatched to the Louisiana Arkansas state line in reference to a vehicle parked in the northbound lane of Highway 159.
According to reports, a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy was standing by until Barton could arrive on scene. While Barton was on his way, the Arkansas deputy got the driver, identified as Carter, out of the vehicle and searched his person. The deputy reportedly saw Carter throw a plastic baggie with a white, rocky substance suspected to be methamphetamine.
Upon Barton’s arrival, Barton searched the vehicle, which revealed a glass pipe between the driver’s seat and center console reportedly containing white residue.
Carter was then placed under arrest and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.