Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Campti man on felony drug, and weapon charges following a suspicious vehicle complaint from Feb. 9.
Patrol Division deputies responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked on Fisher Street in Campti. They arrived on scene as a white 2000 Dodge Durango began to pull away. Deputies made contact with three occupants of the vehicle. One was identified as Wyshun Lee Reliford, 30 of Campti.
The occupants appeared nervous, stuttering their words and failing to give concise answers to questions, which led deputies to believe criminal activity existed. Reliford was also known by deputies as a prior felony offender in Natchitoches Parish. Deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle and occupants.
While beginning a search of Reliford, they observed a glass pipe in plain view commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics. Reliford was placed under arrest. During a search of Reliford, deputies discovered a full syringe containing suspected liquid methamphetamine. The glass pipe contained 1-2 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
While placing Reliford in the rear of a patrol unit, he attempted to flee but was caught a short distance away. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a Jimenez Arms 9mm semi-automatic handgun with the attempted obliteration of the serial number.
Reliford was transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and while being processed Correctional Officers discovered three $100 dollar counterfeit bills in his back pocket. He was charged with 2-counts of Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine, 1-count of Possession of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony, 1-count of Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances, and 1-count of Simple Escape.
The investigation into the counterfeit currency has been turned over to the NPSO High Tech Crime Unit.
Reliford was out on bond due to an arrest by NPSO Detectives in July 2017 for Possession of Firearm by a Person convicted of a Felony and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Reliford’s bond was set on current charges at $35,000.
Sgt. C. Dunn and Deputy D. Caballero were involved in the investigation and arrest.
Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also assisted.