Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents and Louisiana Probation and Parole Agents arrested a Natchitoches man on narcotics and weapons charges.
According to a Task Force Official, Jamarquist Jones, B/M 23, was taken into custody at his residence 107 Sowell St. in Natchitoches on April 10 by LA Probation and Parole agents and NMJDTF Agents.
LA Probation and Parole agents were conducting a compliance check on Jones in reference to citizen complaints of illegal narcotics being sold from his residence. LA Probation and Parole agents requested the assistance of the NMJDTF due to the narcotics complaints and Jones being on probation. During the compliance check of the residence, Agents recovered a 380 caliber handgun, 75 suspected crack cocaine rocks, and $611 that was believed to have been derived from drug sales. In addition to the listed items seized from the property, Agents located items and materials used for the purposes of distribution of illegal narcotics.
Jones was placed in NPDC and charged with the following:
Possession of Schedule II (crack cocaine) with intent to distribute.
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jones was issued the district court date of July 1 and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center to await bond.
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.