Natchitoches man arrested on felony drug charges during US 71 traffic stop

Louis D. Pullig Jr

A Natchitoches man on probation was arrested on felony drug charges by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies during a traffic stop in north Natchitoches Parish early this morning according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria on US-71 near Fairview Alpha for a traffic violation May 24 at 1:13 am.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as Louis Dean Pullig Jr., 53 of Natchitoches.

During a NLETS/NCIC criminal history background check, deputies learned Pullig was on felony probation until 2021 for a prior CDS Schedule II Possession of Methamphetamine conviction.

Deputies say while speaking with Pullig and a passenger in the vehicle, they gave conflicting stories leading deputies to believe criminal activity existed.

Deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered Pullig’s wallet and while searching it discovered a cellophane bag inside the wallet containing suspected methamphetamine.

Louis D. Pullig Jr., 53, of the 100 block of Hwy 6 East, Natchitoches, La. was arrested without incident, transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Crystal Methamphetamine-2nd or subsequent offense.

Probation Violation charges are pending by the La. Department of Probation & Parole Office.

Pullig remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

Deputies say while interviewing Pullig, he admitted he purchased the narcotics for personal use.

The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics identification analysis.

Crystal meth is the common name for crystal methamphetamine, a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. It can lead to psychological and physical addiction.

Serious and immediate negative consequences:

• Anxiety.
• Depression.
• Mental confusion, psychosis, and paranoia.
• Fatigue.
• Headaches.
• Extreme weight loss.
• Picking at your skin, resulting in scabs.
• Tooth decay—or, “meth mouth”.
• Sensation of insects crawling on/under your skin.
• Jaw clenching.
• Seizures.
• Respiratory disease.
• Heart disease.
• Cardiac arrest.
• Stroke.
• Death.

Sgt. J. Augustus was assisted by Deputy M. Giamone in the arrest.

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