A Goldonna man on parole was arrested by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies on felony drug charges during a traffic stop in Campti on Tuesday evening according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies stopped a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck on US-71 in Campti May 22 at 7 pm for a traffic violation.
Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle through a La. Identification Card as 38-year-old Charles Chase Nobles of Goldonna.
Deputies learned during a NLETS/NCIC drivers license/criminal history background check that Nobles driver’s license was suspended and he was on parole due to a prior felony conviction.
Deputies say while speaking with Nobles, he appeared very uneasy leading them to believe criminal activity existed.
Deputies obtained permission to search Nobles and the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered a torn cellophane bag containing suspected methamphetamine on the floorboard and the other half of the torn cellophane bag containing suspected methamphetamine under the driver’s seat.
Estimated amount of seized suspected methamphetamine was 1-gram.
Charles C. Nobles, 38 of the 500 block of Maines Loop, Goldonna, was placed under arrest without incident, transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd or subsequent offense, Criminal Obstruction of Justice after he allegedly attempted to destroy evidence, Driving under Suspension, traffic offenses, and Parole Violation.
Nobles remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.
Deputies say Nobles admitted he purchased the suspected methamphetamine after he and a friend had an argument.
The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics identification analysis.
The case will be turned over the the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.
Deputy D. Caballero made the arrest assisted by Sgt. C. Dunn.