A traffic stop by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies March 17 at 8:37 pm led to the arrest of Melissa G. Hudson, 40 of Campti, on felony drug charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies were patrolling in the City Limits of Campti, when they stopped a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck on Smith Street for a traffic violation.
The driver, Hudson, informed them she didn’t have a driver’s license. During a computer check they learned that Hudson’s driver’s license was suspended and she was on probation due to a prior narcotics conviction.
Deputies observed an object protruding in her pocket and she appeared very uneasy.
When they asked Hudson what the object was she began to reach into her pocket leading them to believe criminal activity existed.
Deputies discovered the object to be a used syringe commonly used to inject narcotics.
Deputies also conducted a search of a bag Hudson was carrying when she exited the vehicle discovering two additional syringes-one loaded with suspected liquid methamphetamine.
Deputies asked Hudson if methamphetamine was in the syringe in which she allegedly replied “yes.”
Hudson was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. She was charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Probation Violation and traffic offenses. She remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis and identification.
Deputies assigned to NPSO Patrol Shift “A” made the arrest.
Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents are assisting in the investigation.