Natchitoches man arrested with 2.27 pounds of meth

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces the arrest of Eric Lamar Samuel, 51 of Natchitoches late Friday night, Feb. 3.
Sabine Parish Sheriff Patrol Deputy Jeriah Steinke stopped a vehicle for speeding 70/55 on LA Highway 6 west of Many around 10:30 pm. After a short investigation, Deputy Steinke located a bag containing suspected methamphetamine under the passenger seat. The meth weighed approximately 1,031 grams or 2.27 pounds. The estimated “street value” of the meth is approximately $10,000.
Samuel was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Meth) and Speeding 70/55.
No bond has been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Mitchell and Chief Deputy Brad Walker commend Deputy Steinke and the Patrol Division for keeping this large amount of drugs out of our community.

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