NPSO deputies were patrolling on La. Hwy 3278 just west of Natchitoches Monday, May 18 at 10:41 p.m. when they stopped a 2003 Chevrolet SUV for a traffic violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Dylan D. Davis, 24, of Natchitoches and a passenger as Tasha Stewart, 36, of Marthaville.
Davis’s driver’s license was suspended.
While deputies were speaking with Stewart, they observed a small suspicious package in plain view in the vehicle. When deputies asked Davis what was in the package, he informed them to open it and check. They discovered a small amount of suspected marijuana in the packaging.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies observed Stewart suspiciously moving around as she stood outside the vehicle. Deputies then observed Stewart attempting to step on suspected methamphetamine she allegedly discarded on the ground then observed a bag containing suspected methamphetamine underneath the patrol unit.
Approximately 31 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a potential street value of approximately $3,000 were seized. The evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.
Stewart, of the 600 block of Olive Road, was charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Criminal Obstruction of Justice. She remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
Davis, of Natchitoches, was transported to the NMJDTF, charged with Simple Possession of CDS I Marijuana, issued a misdemeanor citation and released pending his court appearance.
Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also assisted in the investigation following the arrests. The vehicle was impounded. Involved in the arrests were: Deputies M. Smith, J. Creighton and Sgt. R. Ross.