NPSO: DEPUTIES ARREST WINN PARISH MAN ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING ALLEGED THEFT CALL IN CAMPTI

An alleged theft call to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a Winn Parish man on drug charges according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

On Tuesday November 24 at approximately 3:20pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a theft call in the 100 block of Carter Street in Campti, La.

Deputies arrived on scene.

While deputies were speaking with the complainant, he alleged that a person identified as Fate Bush went to his residence stole a small amount of cash then fled in a green truck.

Responding deputies informed other deputies in the area to BOLO (Be on the Look Out) for the vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, deputies stopped a green 1999 Ford Ranger operated by Bush near the intersections of Lake and Walters Street in Campti.

Deputies say while speaking with Bush they observed a large knife in his front pocket.

During a pat-down for officer safety due to the knife, Bush became fidgety and attempted to get back in the vehicle.

Bush informed deputies all he had in the vehicle was two guns and a marijuana blunt.”

Bush then handed deputies a small bag of suspected synthetic marijuana from his pocket.

Bush was placed under arrest.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a small amount of suspected methamphetamine , suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Two rifles, a Marlin .22 caliber and Savage .22 caliber were discovered in the vehicle.

Fate Bush, 30, of St. Maurice, La. was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS Schedule II Methamphetamine, Possession of CDS I Marijuana, Illegal Possession of a Firearm during a Narcotics Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Deputies say while interviewing Bush he stated he didn’t take any money from the complainant’s residence.

Bush remains in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

Deputy D. Rice and Lt. B. Smith made the arrest.


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