Deputies arrest Creston man on felony narcotics and weapons charges


An NPSO deputy was patrolling on La. Hwy 9 north of Campti Thursday, Aug. 25 at approximately 11:03 p.m. when he stopped a 2010 Ford Flex for speeding 72 MPH in a posted 55 MPH zone.
The operator was identified as Isaac Terrel Caldwell, 29, of Creston.
Deputies say while speaking with Caldwell he informed the deputy he did not have a valid driver’s license.
An LSP computer background check revealed Caldwell driver’s license was suspended and he was wanted by the Natchitoches Police Department on outstanding warrants for driving under suspension and illegal window tint.
Caldwell also informed the deputy of a weapon being in the vehicle.
An additional NPSO Deputy responded to assist.
Caldwell was placed under arrest without incident.
During a search of Caldwell’s person incidental to his arrest, deputies discovered a cellophane bag containing approximately 28-grams, or 1-ounce, of suspected methamphetamine on his person.
A search of the vehicle also led to the discovery and seizure of a Hi-Point 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a Stevens .22 caliber rifle, weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia.
Caldwell, of the 900 block of Five Forks Road, Creston, was charged with 2-counts of Failure to Appear in Natchitoches City Court for Driving under Suspension, and Illegal Window Tint, Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Firearm, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Caldwell remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The seized evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics identification.
Deputies ask that if you see suspicious activity in your community to contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432.
“All Persons are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in Court or Administrative Process”.
NPSO Patrol Shift “B” made the arrest.