Three Orleans Parish men were arrested on drug, fugitive and weapon charges that also resulted in the seizure of a ski mask during a traffic stop on I-49 in Natchitoches Parish Friday, Feb. 22. At approximately 6:45 p.m., deputies were conducting patrols on I-49 just south of Natchitoches when they clocked a white 2013 Chevrolet Malibu traveling 90 MPH in a posted 75 MPH zone. Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as Terrell Massey, 30, of New Orleans. During the traffic stop, deputies learned through a NLETS computer check that Massey did not have a driver’s license. Deputies also smelled a strong marijuana odor coming from within the vehicle.
Two passengers were identified as Myron Soublet, 40, of New Orleans who initially identified himself as Dwayne Massey, and Brian Combs, 19, of New Orleans. Due to suspected criminal activity, deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle and occupants. Additional deputies, along with a Drug Task Force K-9 responded. The K-9 alerted to the vehicle for the presence of a narcotics odor. All three subjects had prior criminal histories. During the criminal background check, deputies learned Soublet was wanted by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Assault and Evading Arrest. During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered a loaded 9mm clip concealed in the dashboard area of the vehicle, a Smith & Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun with an obliterated serial number concealed under the hood of the vehicle, a black ski mask, two small bags of suspected marijuana and suspected tramadol.
Terrell Massey, 30, of the 4700 block of Viola Street, New Orleans is charged with Speeding 90/75, No Drivers License, Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Parole Violation.
Myron Soublet, 40, of the 4500 block of McAuthor Blvd, New Orleans is charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Criminal Obstruction of Justice after he allegedly attempted to destroy and hide evidence, Possession of CDS IV Tramadol, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting an Officer by Giving a False Name, and Texas Fugitive for Aggravated Assault and Evading Arrest.
Brian Combs, 19, of the 700 block of Pinewood Court, New Orleans is charged with Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Criminal Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of CDS IV Tramadol. All three remain in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The rental vehicle was stored by a local towing service pending release to the rental agency. The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis for criminal proceedings.
Deputies say the suspects were traveling from New Orleans to the Dallas area. Lt. S. LaCaze was assisted by Deputy M. Smith, J. Axsom and his K-9.