During patrol on July 28th in the 2800 Block of Harris Street, APD Officers observed a vehicle stopped in the street with a male subject standing next to the vehicle conversing with the driver.
When officers stopped to speak with the subjects, the vehicle drove off. The subject left standing, who was later identified as Derric Smith, reached into his waistband. Not knowing if Smith was reaching for a weapon, officers detained him. The investigation found that Smith was concealing several small quantities of suspected heroin on his person.
Derric Smith was arrested without further incident and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center for Booking.
Smith has been charged with 1ct-Possession CDS Sch I Drug, 1ct-Possesson of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1ct-Resisting an Officer.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14