Natchitoches deputy stops to help stranded driver, finds out he is wanted on drug charges

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NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy stops to help a stranded driver and later finds out the man is wanted on drug charges.

According to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies were patrolling on LA HWY 6 near LA HWY 504 when they noticed a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck that was stranded and partially blocking the intersection. While deputies were talking to the driver, 39-year-old Christopher Lott, they suspected criminal activity after he started sweating and slurring his speech.

After deputies did a local warrants check they learned that Lott was wanted by the Tenth Judicial District Court for Failure to Appear in Court on May 17, 2021 for Probation Review on a prior conviction of Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and traffic charges.

After searching Lott deputies also found a cellophane bag containing methamphetamine in his waistband and a glass smoking apparatus that had methamphetamine residue in his left pants pocket.

Lott was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd or subsequent offenses
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Appear for Probation Review on the prior convictions of Possession of CDS II
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Traffic charges

The vehicle was released to the owner and the seized evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics identification analysis.

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