According to a Natchitoches Multi Jurisdictional Task Force official, on 10/03/2019, Agents of the NMJDTF executed a search warrant at a residence on Barnum Street in Campt, LA in reference to a ongoing narcotics investigation. This property was home to John D. Coleman b/m age 69.

This narcotics search warrant was the result of a long term narcotics investigation that was launched on Coleman after NMJDTF Agents received multiple complaints from concerned citizens in the Campti area in reference to Coleman selling illegal drugs from his residence. During the search of Coleman’s residence, Agents located approximately 14.46 ounces (410.2 grams) of suspected high grade marijuana which was packaged for sale. In addition to the suspected marijuana located inside of the residence, Agents also located multiple firearms, and equipment used for the purposes of packaging and distributing illegal drugs.

Coleman was charged with the following charges and was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center:

1 count Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute
1 count Possession of drug paraphernalia
1 counts Possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance

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 Sheriff’s Office.

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