RUSTON — A former Louisiana Tech University dean and current school board member was arrested on Friday for alleged public nudity and drug possession.
KNOE reported Ruston Police Department arrested 72-year-old David Gullatt on Sunday while responding to complaints of a naked man performing a lewd act in a parking lot on Friday.
Officers located Gullatt outside the Graham Shopping Center located on N Service Road East in Ruston.
When questioned by police, Gullatt reportedly denied doing anything other than changing clothes.
Officers searched the suspect and found a clear plastic bag filled with suspected methamphetamine.
Gullatt was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Prior to the booking, Gullatt went through a body scanner and officers found a glass smoking pipe containing suspected methamphetamine residue, according to KNOE.
Gullatt was convicted of obscenity, possession of Schedule II drugs (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and smuggling into a correctional facility.
Louisiana Tech University officials told KNOE that Gullatt served as dean of the school’s College of Education before retiring in 2012. He is currently a member of the Lincoln Parish School Board for District 3.