According to a Task Force Official, the Natchitoches SWAT team assisted the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office with a search warrant in the 200 block of Layfield Road in North Natchitoches Parish on July 9. RRSO had obtained a search warrant for the residence, in reference to stolen firearms and other items allegedly being stored there.
A search of the residence was conducted by members of the Red River Parish Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Agents assigned to the Natchitoches Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (NMJDTF). The following items were located inside the residence:
Springfield Armory 308 rifle
Smith and Wesson .40 cal pistol
Winchester 12 ga shotgun.
Marlin Firearms .22 Long Rifle.
.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine
Glass pipes, commonly used for the ingestion of methamphetamine.
On 7/16/19, Kevin T. Hughes, 47, w/m was arrested after turning himself in to authorities. Hughes was charged with the following charges:
4- counts of Possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS
1- count of Possession of CDS II (methamphetamine)
1- count of Possession of drug paraphernalia
Hughes was placed into the NPDC awaiting 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.