Provencal man arrested on felony drug charges near Robeline

Tanner Dewayne Edwards

A traffic stop near Robeline July 8 led to the arrest of a Provencal man on felony drug charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies were in the Robeline-Marthaville areas at 9:15 pm when they stopped a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck on Hwy. 120 near Post Mill Road for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Tanner Dewayne Edwards, of Provencal. His drivers license was suspended and he was wanted by the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding warrant. Deputies also learned the vehicle had no compulsory insurance.

A local wrecker service was contacted to impound the vehicle. During an inventory of the vehicle, deputies discovered a container containing approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Deputies arrested:
Tanner Dewayne Edwards, 25, of 1800 block of DeSoto Street in Provencal. He was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine, Failure to Appear in Winn Parish District Court and traffic offenses.

Edwards remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond. The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.

Deputy A. Llorence made the arrest.