Theft call in Campti leads to drug related arrest

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Source: NPSO

NPSO deputies responded to a theft call in the 100 block of Carter Street, Campti, Tuesday, Nov. 24 at approximately 3:20 p.m.

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While deputies were speaking with the complainant, he alleged that a person identified as Fate Vincent Bush went to his residence, stole a small amount of cash then fled in a green truck. A BOLO (Be on the Look Out) was issued for the vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, deputies stopped a green 1999 Ford Ranger operated by Bush near the intersections of Lake and Walters Street in Campti.

Deputies say while speaking with Bush, they observed a large knife in his front pocket.

During a pat-down for officer safety due to the knife, Bush became fidgety and attempted to get back in the vehicle.

Bush informed deputies he had two guns and a marijuana blunt in the vehicle.

Bush then handed deputies a small bag of suspected synthetic marijuana from his pocket.

Bush was placed under arrest.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Two rifles, a Marlin .22 caliber and Savage .22 caliber, were discovered in the vehicle.

Fate Vincent Bush, 30, of St. Maurice, formerly of Campti, charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine, Possession of CDS I Marijuana, Illegal Possession of a Firearm during a Narcotics Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Deputies say while interviewing Bush he stated he didn’t take any money from the complainant’s residence.

Bush remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

Deputy D. Rice and Lt. B. Smith made the arrest.