April 21, 2017 – Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents and Louisiana Probation and Parole Agents arrest a Natchitoches man on narcotics and weapons charges.
According to a Task Force Official, on April 18, 35 year-old Nicholas Casson, was taken into custody at a residence in Natchitoches by LA Probation and Parole agents and NMJDTF Agents.
Probation and Parole agents made contact with Bryant in reference to a probation compliance check at his residence. Agents searched the residence and located approximately 33 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 2 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 15 grams of suspected marijuana, $3000.00 U.S. Currency, a semi-automatic handgun and drug paraphernalia items used in the sale of illicit narcotics.
LA Probation & Parole requested the assistance of NMJDTF due to Casson’s lengthy narcotics history.
Casson was transported to the NPDC where he was booked on the following charges:
- Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
- Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
- Second or Subsequent Drug Offenses
- Possession of Firearm by a Person Convicted or Certain Felonies
- Possession of Firearm in Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substance
- Possession of Legend Drug
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
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.