A Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy stopped to assist a stranded motorist Tuesday, June 8 at 7:50 p.m. on Hwy. 6 near Hwy 504 west of Natchitoches. Deputies observed the 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck partially blocking the intersection with what appeared to be a broken front end ball joint that caused the tire and rim to separate from the vehicle. Other motorists also stopped to assist.
The vehicle was moved to the shoulder. While on scene, deputies learned Christopher C. Lott, 39, of Natchitoches was the operator. Deputies say they suspected criminal activity because Lott was sweating profusely, couldn’t remain calm and had slurred speech. A local warrants check revealed Lott was wanted by the Tenth Judicial District Court for Failure to Appear in Court May 17, 2021 for Probation Review on a prior conviction of Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and traffic charges.
During a search of Lott’s person incidental to his arrest, deputies discovered a cellophane bag containing suspected methamphetamine concealed in his waistband and a glass smoking apparatus commonly used to smoke methamphetamine containing suspected meth residue concealed in his left trouser pocket.
Lott was charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd or subsequent offenses, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear for Probation Review on the prior convictions of Possession of CDS II, Drug Paraphernalia and traffic charges. Lott remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center.
The vehicle was released to the owner. Deputy D. Rice was assisted by Natchitoches Police. The evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics identification analysis.