Natchitoches man arrested on narcotics offenses, drugs found on him while prepping for surgery

NAtchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents arrested Dyron Mitchell, 31, of the 1600 block of Meadows Drive in Natchitoches on March 10 on narcotics offenses.

According to a Task Force Official, on 10/07/2020, Agents of the NMJDTF began an investigation in reference to an incident that occurred at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. During the incident, Mitchell was found to be in possession of suspected narcotics while he was being prepped for surgery. Mitchell had 59 suspected Ecstasy pills and suspected Marijuana on his person. Both Ecstasy and Marijuana are Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS).  

Mitchell was not placed under arrest on the date of the incidentdue to his physical state.  During the course of the investigation, the suspected narcotics that were seized from Mitchell’s person were submitted to the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory for analysis. The suspected Ecstasy pills were determined to contain Methamphetamine which is a Schedule II CDS. The suspected Marijuana was determined to be Marijuana.

After receiving the results of the analysis, Agents obtained arrest warrants for Mitchell for the following charges:

1 Count Possession of CDS II (Methamphetamine) w/Intent. 

1 Count Simple Possession of Marijuana.

1 Count Second or Subsequent offenses.

Mitchell was booked and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center to await bond.

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.