Daniel Efferson Jr., 54 of Natchitoches, was arrested on Nov. 18 by the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force following a long term narcotics investigation. During the investigation, NMJDTF agents along with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office High Tech Crime Unit were able to determine that Efferson was transporting large amounts of illicit narcotics such as Crystal Methamphetamine, Promethazine syrup, and high grade marijuana to Natchitoches from Houston Texas.
On 11/18/2018, Agents learned that Efferson was returning from Houston Texas with a large quantity of illegal narcotics. NMJDTF agents obtained a search warrant for Efferson’s vehicle when it arrived in the Natchitoches Parish. At approximately 1800hrs, Agents located Efferson operating a GMC Sierra truck on Highway 117 in Natchitoches Parish traveling towards Natchitoches and conducted a traffic stop in order to conduct a search on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, NMJDTF agents ran a narcotics detector canine on the vehicle where K-9 Misty gave a positive response of illegal narcotics near the gas tank area. NMJDTF agents detained the occupants per the investigation and the vehicle was towed to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for further inspection.
At NPDC agents obtained information from Efferson that there were methamphetamine, Promethazine and marijuana in the gas tank. As a result of the search of the gas tank the following vacuum sealed packages containing illicit narcotics were located:
7 vacuum sealed Tupperware containers containing suspected crystal methamphetamine (4.5 pounds approximate weight)
4 vacuum sealed packages each filled with suspected high grade marijuana (2.1 pounds approximate weight)
9 vacuum sealed packages containing 18 bottles of suspected Promethazine syrup (2 gallons approximate volume)
Efferson was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on the following charges:
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS I Marijuana
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS II Methamphetamine
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS V Promethazine
The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support. Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen. For this reason the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.