A recent traffic stop near Campti has led to the arrest of a north Natchitoches Parish man on felony drug and weapons charges that resulted in the seizure of illegal narcotics and a handgun according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Thursday morning December 30 at approximately 12:30am, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling on US-71 in the City Limits of Campti when they stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe for a traffic violation.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as 33-year-old Marvin Deandrea Kirts of Campti, La.

During the traffic stop, deputies smelled a strong marijuana odor coming from within the vehicle.
Deputies say after they informed Kirts of the marijuana smell he stated there was a firearm and some marijuana in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of approximately 3 ounces of suspected promethazine syrup, 121 suspected ecstasy tablets, 36 grams of suspected marijuana, and a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number.

Deputies arrested:
Marvin D. Kirts,33, of Campti was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Illegal Possession of a Firearm during a Felony Narcotics Offense, 2-Counts of Possession of CDS Schedule I Narcotics and Illegal Possession of CDS Schedule V Narcotics.

Kirts has been released on $15,000 bond set by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge pending his court appearance.

The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis.
Deputy K. Samuel was assisted by Deputy C. Crow in the arrest.
Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents are assisting in the investigation.