Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Campti man on felony drug, weapon and parole violation charges in Campti on Monday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday afternoon September 30 at approximately 1:30pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling in the 100 block of Atkins Street in Campti when they observed a Timothy Moore wanted by the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole-Natchitoches District Office for Parole Violation.
Deputies say when Moore observed the patrol units he grabbed some items and attempted to hide behind a vehicle. Deputies attempted to make contact with Moore, however, he refused and began to run.
Deputies pursued Moore issuing verbal commands to stop, and as he reached a fence behind a mobile home he stopped throwing a backpack over the fence.
Shortly thereafter, Moore was taken into custody without incident.
During a search of his person, deputies discovered a bag containing 18-suspected clonazepam narcotic pills in his pants pocket.
Deputies also collected the discarded backpack containing 4 cellophane bags containing approximately 159 grams of synthetic cannabinoids, weighing scales and a loaded Beretta 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
Timothy D. Moore, 38, of the 100 block of Carter Street, Campti was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Parole Violation Warrant, Possession of CDS Schedule I Synthetic Cannabinoids (Mojo) with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS IV Clonazepam, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony, Illegal Carrying of Firearms during a Felony Narcotics Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Second or Subsequent Narcotic Offenses.
Moore remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center without bond.
Deputies believe the seized narcotics was intended for distribution in the Campti area.
Deputies M. Giammone and D. Rice made the arrest assisted by the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force.
The National Institute for Drug Abuse says Synthetic Cannabinoids are sometimes misleadingly called “synthetic marijuana” (or “fake weed”) can be unpredictable and severe or even life threatening causing altered perception, symptoms of pysychosis, rapid heart rate, violent behavior, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts.