Arrests for marijuana possession are nothing new in Lincoln Parish. As local police reports will indicate, at least one person a month typically racks up the charge. It frequently happens when they are pulled over for a traffic violation or being investigated for another matter, and police catch sight of the leafy, greenish-brown substance, which is thought to produce a euphoric effect when smoked.
But this week, local law enforcement agents encountered something new when they reportedly seized 11 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, a form of the plant grown indoors that is supposed to be more potent.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Stephen Williams said the two suspects did not appear to be growing the marijuana — just getting shipments and selling it. So how would police know the marijuana tucked away in bags was of the hydroponic strain?
Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s eighth annual Furry Fun Walk was held Saturday and as usual was a smashing success as dogs from all over Lincoln Parish brought their owners out to get together for a day of fun.
It’s simply amazing to see that many dogs of different breeds, sizes and personalities get together without any problems whatsoever. The only real barking heard that day was from one poor dog a little freaked out when Sparky, the Ruston Fire Department Mascot, tried to pet him. But hey, if somebody in a giant dog suit tried to pet me, I might be a little freaked out, too.
“ … whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.” (Proverbs 17:5)
The other day sports fans were told a story that is in my judgment repulsive. It perhaps has a broader application than to those who follow sports and football in particular. Your writer heard this on our local ESPN Sports radio station.