On May 14, 2017 a Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop in Coushatta that subsequently resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges. A vehicle license checked revealed that the vehicle was being operated with a switched vehicle license plate. It was also confirmed that the driver, identified as Jacob Cheatwood, also had a suspended Louisiana driver’s license.
A search of Cheatwood’s person and vehicle yielded illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Two smoking pipes consistent with those used to smoke marijuana, a plastic container containing suspected marijuana and a set of scales consistent with those used in the packaging and resale of illegal narcotics were seized.
An adult passenger traveling with Cheatwood was released following a check for active warrants. A second passenger, who was 3 years old, was released to the custody of a relative. The vehicle, which also displayed an altered motor vehicle inspection sticker, was impounded.Cheatwood was transported to the Red River Parish Jail for booking.
Jacob Cheatwood, W/M, age 21 of the 200 block of Sledge Road, Coushatta, LA was charged with the following: Switched License Plate, Switched/Altered Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of Persons under Seventeen Years of Age. On May 15, 2017 Cheatwood was booked on two outstanding bench warrants for Failure to Appear (traffic related).
His total bond was set at $2,450 while fines/costs for traffic violations totaled $1,457. He remains incarcerated.