Agents from the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and Louisiana Probation and Parole arrested a Natchitoches man on narcotics and weapons charges.
According to a Task Force official, NMJDTF Agents assisted the office of Probation and Parole with a compliance check on March 25 at an address in the 1200 block of Sara Street. Agents from Probation and Parole had received complaints from concerned citizens in reference to possible drug activity that was taking place at the residence.
Agents from Probation and Parole assisted by agents of the NMJDTF made contact with Roy Freeman Jr. at his residence located on Sara Street. During the compliance check, Agents located suspected synthetic Marijuana, suspected high grade Marijuana, and 75 suspected Ecstasy tablets. During the compliance check Agents also located two handguns, $727, and items commonly used to package and distribute illegal narcotics. Upon further investigation, Agents discovered that one of the firearms had been reported stolen.
Freeman was placed under arrest and booked for the following charges:
3 Counts Possession of Schedule I with Intent to distribute.
2 Counts Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
1 Count Possession of a stolen firearm.
2 Counts Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.
1 Count Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Freeman was issued the district court date of 05/06/2019, and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a Probation hold.
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.