Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Texas man on felony drug charges and another for being wanted in the State of Texas during a traffic stop on La. Hwy 6 near Robeline according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday morning May 24th at approximately 12:04am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe on La. Hwy 6 West near Robeline, La. for a traffic violation.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dustin Roy Sayler, 24, of Alto, Texas.
During the traffic stop, deputies learned that Sayler did not have a drivers license and he appeared to be very nervous.
A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Joshua Russell Tippit, 24, of Reklaw, Texas.
A NCIC wants/or warrants check revealed that Tippit was wanted by the Texas Department of Corrections since September 2013 for Parole Violation on Sex Offender engaged in Organized Criminal Activity.
Deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle seizing a small Sentry safe containing two bags containing approximately 2-grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, two bags containing approximately 5- grams of suspected high grade marijuana (kush), weighing scales and drug paraphernalia.
Dustin R. Sayler, 24, of the 19800 block of US Hwy 69 South, Alto, Texas transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS I Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS II Crystal Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Drivers License, and traffic violations.
Joshua Russell Tippit, 24, of 18400 Hwy 204 East, Reklaw, Texas transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with being a Texas Fugitive on Parole Violation.
Both suspects remain in the Natchitoches Detention Center while Tippit is awaiting extradition to Texas.
The vehicle was impounded by a local wrecker service.
Deputies say the men said they were traveling from the Alexandria area to Texas.
Deputy J. Axson was assisted by Reserve Deputy C. Crow and Robeline Police.
Press Release: NPSO