On April, 20 at approximately 11:50 PM, NPD officers were dispatched to 7624 Highway 3110, Motel 6, in reference to citizens at the motel complaining of several subjects smoking marijuana in one of the hotel rooms.

Natchitoches Police Department officers with Patrol Shift B responded to the scene. Contact was made with thirteen individuals (eleven adults, two juveniles). Upon officers arriving at the hotel room, four adults attempted to dispose of marijuana.

During the initial investigation, an adult fled from NPD officers, but was quickly apprehended after attempting to dispose of marijuana.

The following individuals were charged in reference to the investigation:

Demontriaze Turner, 18, was charged with possession of CDS I (Marijuana) with intent to distribute, resisting an officer, 4 counts of obstruction of justice, 2 counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, 2 counts of misrepresentation during booking, and possession of drug paraphernalia

Reginald Thompson, 18, was charged with simple possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice, misrepresentation during booking, second or subsequent offenses

Lavunte Jackson, 17, was charged with simple possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice, second or subsequent offenses

Maleck Jones, 18, was charged with simple possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice

All of the individuals listed above were placed in Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a return 10th Judicial District Court date of 6/25/2018. They await bond.

All of the individuals listed below were released via a Misdemeanor Summons, with a return Natchitoches City Court date of 6/26/2018.

Diamond Smith, 17, charged with simple possession of marijuana
Atravius Deans, 17, charged with simple possession of marijuana
Austin Johnson, 17, charged with simple possession of marijuana
Tre’von Solitaire, 17, charged with simple possession of marijuana
Kylar Beard, 17, charged with simple possession of marijuana
Logan Davis, 17, charged with simple possession of marijuana
Alayshia Moss, 18, charged with simple possession of marijuana

Also arrested were a 16 year old black female and a 16 year old black male, both were charged with simple possession of marijuana and released to their guardians.
NPD will continue to address complaints made by private citizens regarding illegal narcotics use.