Citizen reports lead to felony drug arrests

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Alert citizens reported suspicious activity in their neighborhood to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, which resulted in the arrests of a Sabine Parish man and a Natchitoches Parish man on felony drug charges and warrants according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies responded to reports of suspicious activity in the area of Chinquapin Drive off of Hwy. 3191 near Natchitoches on April 10 at 3:30 am.

Citizens saw a suspicious male walking around in the area and then leaving in what appeared to be small tan pickup truck. Deputies responded to check the area but were unable to locate any suspicious activity on Chinquapin Drive. Three deputies continued to check nearby streets.

Shortly thereafter deputies discovered a small tan 2004 Nissan pickup truck backed in a private driveway in the 5200 block of Hwy. 1 with a male identified as Daniel Frost standing outside the vehicle and a male driver sitting inside the vehicle identified as James Alford.

Deputies were familiar with both individuals because of prior criminal arrests in Natchitoches Parish. Frost and Alford appeared nervous. When deputies asked Alford if there were was anything illegal in the vehicle, he replied “yes drugs, meth and it all belonged to him.”

A local warrants check revealed an outstanding Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support on Frost. He was placed under arrest without incident.

Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle, seizing a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine, a container containing suspected methamphetamine and other syringes.

Alford was placed under arrest without incident.

As a result:

*James Alford, 53, of the 4100 block of Peason Road, Florien, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine-2nd Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Alford, convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine in Sabine Parish in 2014 remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center with bond set at $7,500.

*Daniel Lee Frost, 33, of the 100 block of Bob Cooper Road, Natchitoches, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Failure to Appear for Child Support in the Tenth Judicial District Court.

Frost remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center with bond set at $350 dollars.

Deputies say concerned citizens paying attention to suspicious activity in their community contacting law enforcement with an accurate description of the vehicle led to these arrests.

We thank them for taking part in keeping our neighborhoods safe from criminal activity.

If you see something suspicious-say something contact law enforcement.

Deputies A. Llorence, D. Caballero and M. Smith made the arrests.

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