NATCHITOCHES-A Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling on La. Hwy 6, west of Natchitoches stopped to assist a stranded motorist on Tuesday evening and while in the process discovered the Natchitoches man was wanted by the 10th Judicial District Court and in possession of methamphetamine according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Tuesday evening, June 8, at approximately 7:50pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling on La. Hwy 6 near La. Hwy 504 west of Natchitoches when they observed a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck stranded partially blocking the intersection.

Deputies say it appeared the front ball-joint broke causing the tire and rim to separate from the vehicle.

Other motorists also stopped to assist the stranded motorist.

The vehicle was eventually moved over to the shoulder.

While on scene, deputies learned 39-year-old Christopher C. Lott of Natchitoches was the operator of the vehicle.

Deputies say while speaking with Lott, they suspected criminal activity because he was sweating profusely, couldn’t remain calm and exhibited slurred speech.

A local warrants check revealed Lott was wanted by the Tenth Judicial District Court for Failure to Appear in Court on May 17, 2021 for Probation Review on a prior conviction of Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and traffic charges.

During a search of Lott’s person incidental to his arrest, deputies discovered a cellophane bag containing suspected methamphetamine concealed in his waistband and a glass smoking apparatus commonly used to smoke methamphetamine containing suspected methamphetamine residue concealed in his left trouser pocket.

Christopher C. Lott, 39, of Natchitoches was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd or subsequent offenses, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear for Probation Review on the prior convictions of Possession of CDS II, Drug Paraphernalia and traffic charges.

Lott remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center.

The vehicle was released to the owner.

Deputy D. Rice was assisted by Natchitoches Police.

The seized evidence will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics identification analysis.

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