Campti man arrested on drug and weapon charges



NPSO patrol deputies were on US-71 in the City limits of Campti Thursday, Dec. 30 at 12:30 a.m., when they stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe for a traffic violation.
Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as Marvin Deandrea Kirts, 33, of Campti.
During the traffic stop, deputies smelled a strong marijuana odor coming from within the vehicle.

Deputies say after they informed Kirts of the marijuana smell he stated there was a firearm and some marijuana in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of approximately 3 ounces of suspected promethazine syrup, 121 suspected ecstasy tablets, 36 grams of suspected marijuana, and a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number.


Kirts is charged with Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Illegal Possession of a Firearm during a Felony Narcotics Offense, 2-Counts of Possession of CDS Schedule I Narcotics and Illegal Possession of CDS Schedule V Narcotics.

Kirts was released on $15,000 bond set by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge pending his court appearance.

The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.
Deputy K. Samuel was assisted by Deputy C. Crow in the arrest.