Two Claiborne Parish men traveling through Natchitoches Parish were arrested on multiple felony narcotics charges Thursday, March 7. Deputies were patrol ling on US-71 near Campti when they stopped a 1985 Ford pickup truck for No License Plates at approximately 12:53 a.m.
The driver was identified as Erick Mcgowan, 36, of Homer. An NLETS computer check revealed McGowen did not have a driver’s license and had prior criminal arrests.
Deputies smelled a strong marijuana odor coming from the vehicle.
A passenger was identified as Broadus D. Davis, 38, of Homer.
An additional sheriff’s deputy responded to assist.
Mcgowan told deputies he had “…some marijuana in the vehicle.”
McGowen and Davis were in the process of being detained, however, Davis resisted by kicking one of the deputies in the groin. Davis attempted to run away but was taken into custody.
During a search of Davis’ person, deputies discovered three bags of suspected methamphetamine, two suspected ecstasy pills, pharmaceutical narcotic pills and individual wrapped bags of suspected synthetic marijuana.
A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a small amount of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
A Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Unit responded to treat one of the deputies for a laceration to the hand.
McGowen, of the 300 block of Maine Street, Homer, is charged with Possession of CDS I Marijuana, Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving under Suspension and No Vehicle License Plate.
Davis, of the 1000 block of Mayfield Street, Homer, was searched again at the Natchitoches Detention Center.
During a search of his jacket, corrections officers found 3-cellophane bags containing 279 ecstasy pills concealed in his jacket.
Davis was booked into the NPDC, charged with Resisting an Officer, Battery on a Police Officer, Simple Escape, 2-counts of Possession of CDS I Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, 2-counts of Possession of CDS II Narcotics with Intent to Distribute, 2nd or Subsequent Offense and Taking Contraband into a Penal Institution.
remain in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.
The vehicle was impounded.
The case will be forwarded to the Natchitoches District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Sgt. J. Augustus was assisted by Deputy D. Caballero in the arrests.