Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a north Natchitoches Parish man on felony drug charges during a traffic stop on Friday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies were patrolling in the Campti area May 18 at 10:57 pm when they stopped a 2000 Dodge pickup truck on US 71 for a traffic violation.
Deputies say the operator of the vehicle an unidentified female stated she had just been released from prison and did not have a drivers license.
A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Clayton Jones, 37 of Campti.
Deputies say while talking with Jones, he appeared uneasy and tense.
Deputies asked both occupants of the vehicle if there were any illegal narcotics in the vehicle in which the female operator “threw her hands up responding if there is it’s not mine”, and Jones responded “no.”
Deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered approximately 1-gram of suspected methamphetamine and approximately 3-grams of suspected marijuana.
Jones admitted the seized narcotics belonged to him.
Clayton Jones, 37, of the 100 block of Harbor Estate Road, Campti, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine and Possession of CDS I Marijuana.
Jones remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
Deputies K. Samuel and C. Olliff made the arrest.