A Natchitoches man and woman were arrested in North Natchitoches Parish on felony drug charges that resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and ecstasy on Sunday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday evening May 10 at approximately 8:40pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Special Task Impact Patrol Unit were patrolling in the area of Campti Bayou and Dufrene Roads north of Campti due to recent citizen complaints of suspicious activity when they observed a white Cadillac Escalade parked off the road behind Lakeview School.
When deputies pulled up to investigate the suspicious vehicle, the driver suddenly pulled off.
Shortly thereafter, deputies stopped the 2004 Cadillac Escalade on Huffman Road for a traffic violation.
Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as 44-year-old Ociedrick L. Charles of Natchitoches, La.
During the traffic stop, deputies observed alcoholic beverage containers and smelled a strong marijuana odor coming from within the vehicle.
Charles appeared very nervous reaching into the vehicle, grabbing a vodka bottle throwing it on the ground.
Deputies learned Charles driver’s license was suspended.
A passenger in the vehicle was identified as 42-year-old Tonia Scott of Natchitoches.
Both Charles and Scott were on parole or probation due to prior felony convictions.
Deputies say when they asked Charles and Scott what were they doing in the area, they responded they were visiting and hiding because it was mother’s day.”
During a search of the vehicle, deputies seized approximately 7-grams of suspected methamphetamine a highly addictive narcotic, 12-grams of suspected marijuana (kush), suspected ecstasy tabs, and drug paraphernalia.
*Ociedrick L. Charles, 44, of the 800 block of Brewton Street, Natchitoches, La., transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS I Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, 2nd of Subsequent Offenses, Possession of CDS I Ecstasy, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverages, Criminal Obstruction of Justice, Littering, Parole Violation, Driving under Suspension and traffic violations.
*Tonia Scott, 42, of the 300 block of Miller Creek Road, Natchitoches, La., transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS I Marijuana, Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine, 2nd or Subsequent Offenses, Possession of Alcoholic Beverages, and Probation Violation.
Both suspects remain in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
The seized evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.
Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents assisted in investigation following the arrests.
The vehicle was impounded.
Deputies ask that if you see suspicious activity in your community to contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432, or the Drug Task Force at 357-2248. It’s a good practice to give accurate descriptions of the vehicle or person(s) involved in the activity for investigative purposes.