A traffic stop on Interstate-49 near Natchitoches has led to the arrest of a Las Vegas man on felony narcotics charges and the seizure of illegal narcotics according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones.
On Thursday afternoon April 6 at approximately 5:10pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling on Interstate-49 near Natchitoches when they stopped a 2016 Fiat passenger car for Speeding 88 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph speed zone.
Deputies say upon coming in contact with the violator, identified as Johnny M. Jones, of Las Vegas, Nevada he stated he did not have a drivers license handing them a Nevada Identification Card.
A computer background check revealed Jones drivers license was suspended and he had a lengthy prior criminal history.
NMJDTF Criminal Patrol Units with narcotics K-9 “Misty” were summoned and arrived on scene to assist.
Agents walked the K-9 around the vehicle who alerted to the vehicle for the presence of a narcotics odor.
Agents conducted a search of the vehicle, seizing approximately 12.8 grams or 46 suspected MDMA ecstasy tabs, suspected marijuana, suspected alprazolam, drug paraphernalia and weighing scales.
Johnny Michael Jones Jr., 28, of Las Vegas, Nevada transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule I MDMA with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS I Marijuana, Possession of CDS Schedule IV Alprazolam, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding 88/75 and Driving under Suspension.
Jones remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.
The seized narcotics will be submitted to the crime lab for narcotics analysis and identification.
Deputies say Jones and two passengers traveled from Las Vegas to New Orleans and were on the way back to Nevada when stopped.
The two passengers were released after Jones confessed to ownership of the narcotics.
Deputies assigned to NPSO Shift “B” and NMJDTF Agents made the arrest.