Traffic stop lands 3 behind bars on drug and weapons charges in Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES, La. - Three people are facing charges after authorities find marijuana and stolen guns inside a vehicle during a traffic stop in Natchitoches.

Around 7:30 p.m. Monday police discovered an open alcoholic beverage and a gun inside a car they pulled over on Texas St.

When officers conducted a check on the weapon and they found out it was stolen from the Natchitoches area.

All occupants of the vehicle were then detained and officers continued to search the vehicle.

During the search detectives found suspected marijuana and two additional guns, one of which was reported stolen from the Shreveport area.

All three occupants were arrested and transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with the following:

Billy Smith, 26, of Clarence, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, and possession of a stolen firearm. Bond set at $ 62, 075.



Desmond Johnson, 22, of Ruston, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, possession of a stolen firearm and open container. Bond set at $32, 500.



Lamarvis Jones, 23, of Shreveport, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, and possession of a stolen firearm. Bond set at $25, 000.






 


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