Swerving driver leads to drug arrest

October 21, 2020

A Texas man was arrested in Comanche Monday afternoon following a traffic stop on Highway 81 just south of the Main/Rodeo intersection on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving a motor vehicle under suspended or revoked license.

According to the police report, an on-duty officer observed a southbound car with an expired tag swerving in the road. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver of the car, Louis Eric Ljung Jr., 38, pulled over in the Hop & Sack parking lot.

According to the report, Ljung did not have a driver’s license, only a Texas identification card.

Ljung was arrested for driving without a license and the dog traveling with him was to be taken to the animal shelter.

The officer asked Ljung if he had been using any intoxicants, but Ljung said he had not. The officer asked if Ljung had anything illegal in the car and he allegedly said he did not.

After animal control arrived to take away the dog, the car was impounded and searched. Multiple needles were found and crystal-like substances believed by the officer to be some type of narcotics were found. A total of 109 syringe needles were found throughout the car. Also found were electornic scales, and a broken glass pipe.

The officer went back and performed a field sobriety test on Ljung, which he was not able to pass. After being taken to the hospital for a blood drawing, Ljung was taking to the Stephens County Jail.