Coushatta Woman Busted on Drug Charges

A traffic stop north of Campti on Tuesday evening has led to the arrest of a Red River Parish woman on felony drug charges according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday evening October 13 at approximately 9:26pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Bureau were patrolling on US-71 North of Campti when they stopped a 2009 Dodge pickup truck for a traffic violation.

Deputies identified the operator of the vehicle as 38-year-old Casey D. Thomas of Coushatta.

Deputies say during the traffic stop, Thomas gave conflicting information that led them to believe criminal activity existed.

A NMJDTF Criminal Patrol K-9 Unit responded to the scene to assist.

K-9 “Misty” alerted to the vehicle for the presence of a narcotic odor.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of approximately 2-grams of suspected methamphetamine, and two suspected Clonazepam narcotic pills.

Deputies arrested:

Casey D. Thomas, 38, of Coushatta transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine and Possession of CDS Schedule IV Clonazepam.

Thomas remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center awaiting bond.

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

Deputy C. Dranguet was assisted by Deputy C. Olliff and Deputy C. Campbell with K-9 “Misty”.