A traffic stop in Natchez on Thursday evening led to the arrest of a prior narcotics offender according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Thursday evening May 14 at approximately 9:00pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Special Task Impact Patrol Unit were patrolling in the Natchez community when they stopped a 2005 Volkswagon on La. Hwy 1 for a traffic violation.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as 38-year-old Christopher Cody Lott of Natchitoches.

Deputies say during the traffic stop, Lott appeared very nervous and moving around leading them to believe criminal activity existed.

During a pat-down for officer safety, deputies felt an object in Lott’s pocket consistent with narcotics activity in which he immediately replied that’s not mine.”

Deputies recovered a pouch containing 3 bags containing 9 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a potential street value of approximately $900.00 believed to be intended for distribution in the Natchitoches area.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics.

Deputies arrested:

Christopher Cody Lott, 38, of the 300 block of Shoreline Drive, Natchitoches was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamines with Intent to Distribte-2nd Offense, and Possession of Drug Parapahernalia.

Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents assisted following the arrest.

Lott remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.

The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.

The vehicle was impounded.

Report suspicious activity to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432 or Natchitoches Drug Task Force at 357-2248.