A suspicious vehicle complaint near Readhimer led to the arrest of a Natchitoches man on felony narcotics charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
NPSO Patrol Division deputies responded to reports May 30 at 3 am of a suspicious tan-colored Lincoln Navigator parked in the middle of La. Hwy 9 near the Readhimer community with no headlamps on.
Deputies arrived on scene locating the vehicle off of the roadway pulled into an abandoned residence driveway.
An occupant of the vehicle was identified as Joey Wayne Jordan, 43 of Natchitoches.
Deputies say while speaking with Jordan he stated that he and a friend were traveling to the Calvin Tyler Road when they ran out of gas.
Deputies say Jordan was very uneasy, stuttering and shaking while they were speaking with him leading them to believe criminal activity existed.
Deputies observed suspected crystal methamphetamine in plain view while Jordan was gathering the vehicle registration information.
Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle, seizing suspected crystal methamphetamine and a syringe commonly used to inject illicit narcotics.
Joey W. Jordan, 43 of the 1400 block of Grayson Street in Natchitoches, was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Jordan remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The seized evidence will submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.
The vehicle was impounded.
Deputy M. Giamonne and Sgt. J. Augustus made the arrest.
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