Natchitoches man arrested on narcotics and weapons charges

Zantari smith
LA Probation and Parole agents and Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents took Zantari Smith, 29 of Campti, into custody at a residence in the 100 block of Cox Street March 23. Smith was found hiding from agents in a closet inside of the residence.

Probation and Parole agents were seeking Smith in reference to contacting him about violating the conditions of his probation. Agents went to Smith’s listed residence in the 100 block of Burl Pickett Road in Campti and searched it. Agents located and seized drug paraphernalia used in the consumption of illegal narcotics, suspected methamphetamine, suspected synthetic marijuana, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and $4, 257.

LA Probation & Parole requested the assistance of NMJDTF due to Smith’s lengthy narcotics history. Smith was transported to NPDC where he was booked with no bond on the following charges:
1 count possession CDS methamphetamine
Probation & Parole violation
1count possession of drug paraphernalia
1 count possession of CDS I synthetic marijuana
1 count possession of a Firearm in the presence of CDS
1 count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support. Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen. For this reason the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.