A traffic stop on Saturday evening led to the arrest of a Natchitoches woman on felony drug charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday evening May 23 at approximately 11:00pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Special Task Impact Patrol Unit stopped a 2004 Honda passenger car on La. Hwy 6 near Hagewood for a traffic violation.

While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, deputies observed an open alcoholic beverage.

Deputies also observed a passenger identified as 24-Year-old Quanteria Allen of Natchitoches acting suspicious and attempting to hide something in her hand.

Deputies asked Miss Allen what was in her hand and she handed them a clear cellophane bag containing thirteen suspected ecstasy tablets and a suspected marijuana blunt.

Ecstasy (MDMA) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.

Quanteria Allen, 24, of the 300 block of Winnona Street, Natchitoches was placed under arrest, transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule I Ecstasy, Possession of CDS Schedule I Marijuana, and Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle.

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

Deputies say Allen confessed to ownership of the seized narcotics which will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.

A 10th Judicial District Judge has set bond at $5,500.00.

The driver was issued a traffic citation and released at the scene.