Natchitoches Parish man arrested for multiple narcotics, weapons charges after lengthy investigation

Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force agents arrested Jason Lofton, 41, of the 700 block of Allen Beulah Rd. on Sept. 23 after a several month long investigation, according to a Task Force official. During the arrest, Agents conducted multiple search warrants, which resulted in the seizure of the following items:

•Methamphetamine: 3 Pounds 6 ounces. (Estimated street value $14,440.00.)
•Marijuana: 338 grams
•Cocaine: 5.6 grams
•Heroin: 4.7 grams
•Hydrocodone: 6 pills
•Morphine: 10 pills
•Ecstasy: 45 pills
•THC Products (Edibles, THC extract, etc.): 40
•$1,498.00 U.S. currency

As a result of the findings, Lofton was charged with the following charges:
•4 counts – Possession of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
•2 counts – Possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
•1 count – Possession of Schedule V controlled dangerous substance.
•1 count – Obstruction of justice.
•1 count – Possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance.
•1 count – Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lofton was issued a District court date of December 6th 2021, and transported to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center to await bond.

This investigation is ongoing

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 Sheriff’s Office.

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