Natchitoches resident arrested on narcotics offenses near Hagewood

According to a Task Force Official, on April 28, 2021, Agents of the Natchitoches Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force were patrolling HWY 6 West near Hagewood when they conducted a traffic stop on a black Cadillac for illegal window tint. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was identified as Jason Jefferson 25 of Natchitoches, LA. At the time of the stop, it was determined that Jefferson was not licensed to operate a vehicle and that the window tint registered at 4%. The legal limit for window tint in Louisiana is 40%.

During the traffic stop Agents informed Jefferson of the reason for the stop. After developing reasonable suspicion that a crime was being committed. Agents utilized their narcotics detector canine, Misty to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. Agents received a positive alert from K9 Misty on the vehicle and a subsequent search resulted in the seizure of 102 suspected Oxycodone pills that were concealed in the interior of the vehicle. Oxycodone is a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Jefferson was arrested for the following charges:

Possession of CDS Schedule II (Oxycodone) w/Intent to Distribute
Illegal Window Tint
No Driver’s License

Jefferson 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 Sheriff’s Office.