According to a Task Force Official on 7/16/2020, Agents with the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (NMJDTF) conducted a Uniformed Tactical Operation (UTO), in conjunction with officers from the Natchitoches Police Department and deputies from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. During the operation agents arrested Kendall Morris B/M 27 for narcotic and weapons charges after a traffic stop for a traffic violation at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Berry Avenue.

During the course of the traffic stop, Agents located an Aero Precision AR15 rifle in plain view. Upon further investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in agents locating the following:

Approximately 15.89 ounces of suspected high-grade marijuana
7 suspected Hydrocodone pills
5 suspected Oxycodone pills
Glock 17 9mm handgun
Aero Precision AR15 Model M4E1 Rifle
$6,863.00 U.S. currency

Morris was transferred to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for further investigation. Morris was arrested for the following charges:

2 Counts of Possession of CDS Schedule II (Hydrocodone and Oxycodone)
Possession of CDS I Schedule I with Intent to Distribute (Marijuana)
Possession of Firearm
Stop Sign disobedience
Expired Driver’s License

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.

NPSO:  Press Release