A traffic stop near Natchitoches on Monday evening led to the arrests of two people and seizure of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday evening May 18 at approximately 10:41pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling on La. Hwy 3278 just west of Natchitoches when they stopped a 2003 Chevrolet SUV for a traffic violation.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as 24-year-old Dylan D. Davis of Natchitoches, La.

A passenger in the vehicle was identified as 36-year-old Tasha Stewart of Marthaville, La.

During the traffic stop, deputies learned Davis’s driver’s license was suspended.

While deputies were speaking with Stewart, they observed a small suspicious package in plain view in the vehicle.

When deputies asked Davis what was in the package, he informed them to open it and check.

Deputies discovered a small amount of suspected marijuana in the packaging.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies observed Stewart suspiciously moving around as she stood outside the vehicle in front of patrol units.

Deputies then observed Stewart attempting to step on suspected methamphetamine she allegedly discarded on the ground. Deputies then observed a bag containing suspected methamphetamine underneath the patrol unit.

Deputies seized approximately 31-grams of suspected methamphetamine with a potential street value of approximately $3000. The seized evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.

Deputies arrested:

Tasha Stewart, 36, of the 600 block of Olive Road, Marthaville transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Criminal Obstruction of Justice.

Stewart remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

Dylan D. Davis, 24, of Natchitoches transported to the NMJDTF, charged with Simple Possession of CDS I Marijuana issued a misdemeanor citation and released pending his court appearance.

Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also assisted in the investigation following the arrests.

The vehicle was impounded.

Involved in the arrests were: Deputies M. Smith, J. Creighton and Sgt. R. Ross,