Coushatta Man Arrested in Natchitoches on Drug Charges

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A 50-year old Coushatta resident was arrested in conjunction with a traffic stop and subsequent drug arrest on Texas Street in Natchitoches. Here is the release from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office

According to a Task Force official, Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Criminal Patrol and Task Force Agents conducted a traffic stop Oct. 17 of silver 2005 Nissan Altima in the 1400 block of Texas Street. NMJDTF agents received information that the vehicle was entering Natchitoches Parish and possibly transporting a substantial amount of illicit narcotics.

The vehicle was operated by Alexis Lyman Nash (B/M 29) of St. Maurice. Agents were familiar with Nash due to receiving multiple complaints of Nash transporting large amounts of illicit narcotics into Natchitoches Parish. The traffic stop of the vehicle where Nash was the operator yielded 5 ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $14,000 US currency. Nash was accompanied by a passenger Calvin Calhoun (B/M 50) of Coushatta both of whom were arrested in connection with the illicit narcotics.

Following the narcotics investigation, Nash and Calhoun were booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond assignment.

Alexis Lyman Nash was charged with:
– 1 count of Possession w/Intent to Distribute methamphetamine
– 1 count Article 899 Probation Violation.

Calvin Calhoun was charged with:
– 1 count of Possession w/Intent to Distribute methamphetamine
– Active warrants through Natchitoches City Marshals Office for Failure to pay Fines.

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.

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