Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Winn Parish man and a Natchitoches Parish woman on felony drug charges during a traffic stop in Natchitoches on Oct. 1 at 4:40 pm, seizing 6.8 ounces of suspected marijuana and pharmaceutical narcotics.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies stopped a 2017 Nissan Altima in the 500 block of Texas Street for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Anthony Loucious, 48 of Winnfield. A passenger was identified as Bianca Shydale Rainey, 27 of Natchitoches.
Upon coming in contact with Loucious and Rainey deputies smelled a strong marijuana odor which led them to believe criminal activity existed. While interviewing Loucious who appeared nervous, deputies asked if he had any illegal narcotics in the vehicle in which he responded some weed.
Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle, seizing 192 grams or 6.8 ounces of suspected marijuana, suspected hydrocodone, suspected diazepam, suspected tramadol, suspected alprazolam narcotics pills and digital weighing scales commonly used to weigh illegal narcotics.
*Anthony D. Loucious, 48, of the 800 block of Henderson Street, Winnfield, La. transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule I Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS Schedule II Narcotics, Possession of CDS Schedule IV Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Traffic Offenses.
*Bianca Shydale Rainey, 27, of the 200 block of Cherry Loop, Natchitoches, La. transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Illegal Possession of CDS Schedule IV Alprazolam.
Both suspects remain in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The rental vehicle was impounded.
Deputies say during the investigation, they learned Loucious was traveling from the St. Maurice area of Winn Parish to Natchitoches.
Deputy D. Cabellero was assisted by Deputy A. Llorence and members of the Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force.
Sheriff Jones said NPSO patrol deputies will continue to patrol roadways in communities of Natchitoches Parish, enforcing traffic laws which may lead to the detection of illegal criminal and seizure of illegal narcotics, weapons or wanted persons.