Provencal man arrested for narcotics and other charges


NPSO deputies assigned to the IMPACT Team stopped a white 1998 Dodge pickup truck June 3 at 10:30 p.m. for modified exhaust in the 6400 block of Hwy 6 near Hwy 117. The driver, Jeremy Williams, 37, of the 2100 block of Desoto St., Provencal, was confirmed through the state computer, as driving under suspension. During the course of the investigation, Williams admitted to deputies he had a glass pipe in the vehicle that he used to smoke methamphetamine.

This article published in the June 12-13, 2021, print edition

Upon searching the vehicle, deputies located the glass pipe, which had a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine inside. Deputies also located a digital scale that contained suspected methamphetamine residue on it. Williams was placed under arrest. After realizing that he was being arrested, Williams began to complain of chest tightness. As a precautionary measure, deputies contacted Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) for a trauma unit, who later transported Williams to the NRMC, where he was evaluated.

Williams evidence

While at NRMC, deputies located approximately 1.5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, 2 grams of suspected marijuana and multiple unused plastic bags on Williams’ person.

Williams was medically cleared and released to the custody of the NPSO. Williams was charged with:

* Possession of CDS II (methamphetamine) w/intent to distribute.

* Possession of CDS I (marijuana)

* 3 counts – Possession of drug paraphernalia

* 2 counts – Second or subsequent offenses

* 2 counts – Obstruction of Justice

* 2 counts – Resisting arrest

* 1 count – Simple criminal damage to property

* Modified exhaust

* No insurance

* Driving under suspension

Williams was placed into the NPDC with a return court date of Sept. 7.