Suspicious person call leads to narcotics arrest near Fairview Alpha

George Jackson

A suspicious person call on April 9 at 11:20 pm led to the arrest of a Campti man on felony narcotics charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies responded to a suspicious person in the 500 block of US 71 near Fairview Alpha in north Natchitoches Parish. The caller reported hearing noises and when they looked outside, they observed their vehicle door open with the interior lights on. The complainant also witnessed a male riding a bicycle traveling northbound on US 71.

Deputies located the individual, identified as George Jackson of Campti, near the Natchitoches-Red River Parish line.

Deputies say while speaking with Jackson, they asked why he was riding his bicycle so late in which he responded he was exercising, however, he appeared very uneasy and nervous.

Deputies learned Jackson had a prior criminal history.

Deputies obtained permission to search Jackson’s person.

While Jackson voluntarily removed some items from his pockets, he dropped items on the ground and attempted to kick them out of the view of the deputy.

Deputies conducted a search of Jackson’s person, discovering a couple baggies of suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, a syringe containing suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics.

Deputies arrested:

George Jackson, 57 of the 100 block of LeBrum Street in Campti, was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine, Possession of CDS Schedule I Marijuana, Second or Subsequent Offenses.

Jackson remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention with bond set at $11,500.

Deputies also learned no items were taken from the vehicle.

Deputy C. Caballero made the arrest.