Former LA Tech dean, current school board member arrested for obscenity, drugs

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David Gullatt (Photo: KNOE)

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.

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