David Gullatt resigned his position as the District 3 representative and president of the Lincoln Parish School Board following his arrest.
At a special meeting on Tuesday, the board appointed Clark Canterbury as the interim District 3 member, and elected District 6 member Joe Mitcham to replace Gullatt as board presiden.
Canterbury said he intends to run for the District 3 seat in the Nov. 8 special election to complete the term.
Ruston Police Department arrested a Simsboro man in connection to drug possession and obscenity.
David Gullatt, 72, was charged with obscenity, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a penal facility. His bail was set at $30,000.
According to Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers, authorities received calls about a white man's suspicious activity and lewd behavior in the parking lot of the Graham Shopping Center.
Officers conducted a search of the suspected and found a clear plastic zipper storage bag containing suspected methamphetamine.
Gullatt, who was a District 3 board member for the Lincoln Parish School Board, was removed from the member's list on the website following his arrest.
Lincoln Parish School Board spokesperson Brandon Sutherland confirmed the school board is conducting its own investigation into Gullatt’s arrest.
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This article originally appeared on Monroe News-Star: Update: Lincoln Parish School Board names interim member