Drug Task Force Agents arrest two suspects in connection to a drug related investigation

Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents arrest two suspects in connection to a drug related investigation.

According to a Task Force Official, on 11/20/20 Agents with the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chevrolet Impala in the 300 block of Hedges St. which is located inside the city limits of Natchitoches. During the traffic stop agents made contact with the driver, Reginald Thompson and his front passenger, Djonte Solitaire who were both residents of Natchitoches.

Agents, while advising the driver of the reason for traffic stop, observed an open white plastic bag that was in plain view on the front driver side floor board. Agents observed that the bag contained a black handgun and could smell the odor of green Marijuana emanating from passenger compartment of the vehicle. Agents secured the handgun for officer safety. The handgun was identified as a Glock 20 10mm AUTO handgun with a loaded 22 round magazine. Agents also located a clear plastic bag containing approximately 259 grams (9.1 ounces) of suspected Marijuana, a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance inside the white plastic bag. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of 1 pint bottle of suspected Promethazine Syrup Plain and an additional loaded 10 round 10mm magazine.

After further investigation both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for booking. During booking the suspects were charged with the following offenses:

Reginald Thompson, 20 B/M of Natchitoches:

• La RS 40:966, Possession of Marijuana
• La RS 14:95E, Illegal Possession of a Firearm with CDS
• La RS 40:1060.13, Possession of a Legend Drug
• La RS 32:104, Turning Movements and Required Signals

Djonte Solitaire, 22 B/M of Natchitoches:

• La RS 40:966, Possession of Marijuana
• La RS 14:95E, Illegal Possession of a Firearm with CDS
• La RS 40:1060.13, Possession of a Legend Drug

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 Sheriffs Office.

Release Date: 11/24/20