NPSO: DEPUTIES ARREST CRESTON MAN ON FELONY NARCOTICS AND WEAPONS CHARGES

(Campti)-A traffic stop on La. Hwy 9 north of Campti on Thursday evening led to the arrest of a north Natchitoches Parish man on felony narcotics and weapons charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Thursday evening August 26, 2022 at approximately 11:03pm, a NPSO Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau was patrolling on La. Hwy 9 north of Campti when he stopped a 2010 Ford Flex for speeding 72 miles per hour in a posted 55 mph speed zone.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as 29-year-old Isaac Terrel Caldwell, of Creston, La.

Deputies say while speaking with Caldwell and asking him for his driver’s license, he informed the deputy, he did not have a valid driver’s license.

A LSP computer background check revealed Caldwell driver’s license was suspended and that he was wanted by the Natchitoches Police Department on outstanding warrants for driving under suspension and illegal window tint.

Caldwell also informed the deputy of a weapon being in the vehicle.

An additional NPSO Deputy responded to assist.

Caldwell was placed under arrest without incident.

During a search of Caldwell’s person incidental to his arrest, deputies discovered a cellophane bag containing approximately 28-grams or 1-ounce of suspected methamphetamine on his person.

A search of the vehicle also led to the discovery and seizure of a Hi-Point 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a Stevens .22 caliber rifle, weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Isaac T. Caldwell, 29, of the 900 block of Five Forks Road, Creston, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with 2-counts of Failure to Appear in Natchitoches City Court for Driving under Suspension, and Illegal Window Tint, Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Firearm, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Caldwell remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

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

Deputies ask that if you see suspicious activity in your community to contact the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432. Try to obtain and give accurate descriptions of the vehicles or persons when calling.

“All Persons are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in Court or Administrative Process”.

NPSO Patrol Shift “B” made the arrest.