Natchitoches man and Houston woman arrested on narcotics charges

Warren and Smith

Natchitoches Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force agents took Temisan A. Smith, 20 of Houston and Reginald Warren, 36 of Natchitoches, into custody March 7 as a result of a lengthy narcotics investigation involving the transporting and distribution of illegal narcotics, namely crystal methamphetamine and Ecstasy pills, in Natchitoches Parish.

NMJDTF agents conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, driven by Smith, for improper lane usage and other traffic offenses. Agents searched the vehicle and seized 16,512 suspected Ecstasy pills, 12 ounces of suspected Promethazine syrup and $912.

Agents then located a suspect, Warren, operating a White GMC Yukon on Hwy 6. He was arrested as a result of Smith’s arrest. Agents then obtained a search warrant for Warren’s residence at 330 Wilkerson Road, where he advised agents that he did not live.

The following items were found:

Over 4 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine
1 ounce of suspected marijuana
6 Suspected Codeine Pills
1,307 suspected Ecstasy Pills
.38 caliber revolver

Agents also located paraphernalia used in the packaging, manufacturing, and distribution of illegal narcotics. They also located personal items belonging to Warren including U.S. Mail, rental receipts, family pictures and other items which further proved that Warren was residing at the residence.

The estimated street value of the narcotics seized is estimated at over $240,000. Agents believe that the narcotics seized were going to be distributed in Natchitoches Parish.

Both suspects were placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with the following:

Improper lane usage
Obstruction of driver view
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS Schedule I (Ecstasy)
Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS Schedule V (Promethazine with Codeine)

Conspiracy to Distribute CDS Schedule I (Ecstasy)
Conspiracy to Distribute CDS V (Promethazine with Codeine)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Second and Subsequent Offenses
Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Schedule I (Ecstasy)
Possession with intent to Distribute CDS Schedule II (Crystal Methamphetamine)
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS

At the time of his arrest Warren was out on bond for other narcotics charges.

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.