Campti couple arrested on felony drug charges


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Campti couple on felony drug charges Jan. 18 at 7:57 p.m. Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division and Campti Police responded to a reported shoplifting complaint at the Dollar General on US-71 in Campti.

Deputies spoke with the business management, learning that a pair of gloves was stolen by a male who had left the store walking prior to their arrival.

Deputies and Campti Police were provided with a description of the suspect.

Deputies began searching the area while Campti Police remained on the scene collecting information for an offense report.

Approximately nine minutes later, deputies observed a male matching the description near another Campti  business.

Deputies say while interviewing the male identified as Cecil Clark Jr., he appeared uneasy as he reached into his pocket and threw a pill bottle on the ground.

Deputies collected the bottle and discovered approximately 2-grams of suspected methamphetamine.

While attempting to handcuff Clark, he attempted to run away and fought with the deputy who requested back-up.

Shortly thereafter Clark was taken into custody.

As, the investigation continued deputies learned that Clark and his wife, identified as Julia Clark, were traveling in a Ford pickup truck.

Deputies interviewed Mrs. Clark and observed suspected narcotics in plain view in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle and Clark’s purse led to the discovery of several pharmaceutical drugs classified as Controlled Dangerous Substances.

Deputies also arrested Mrs. Clark.

Both suspects were transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center, booked and charged with:

*Cecil Clark Jr., 31, of the 400 block of Wesley Myers Road in Campti, charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd Offense, and Resisting an Officer by Violence.

*Julia Theresa Clark, 32 of the 400 block of Wesley Myers Road in Campti, charged with 3-counts of Possession of CDS Schedule II Narcotics and 3-counts of Possession of CDS Schedule IV Narcotics.

Both suspects remain in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also assisted in the investigation.

The vehicle was impounded by a local towing service.

The theft investigation is continuing by Campti Police.

Deputy K. Samuel was assisted by Agents assigned to the NMJDTF.

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