Natchitoches police say they caught 3 men with stolen gun, drugs - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Natchitoches police say they caught 3 men with stolen gun, drugs

Billy Smith, 26 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department) Billy Smith, 26 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department)
Desmond Johnson, 22 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department) Desmond Johnson, 22 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department)
Lamarvis Jones, 23 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department) Lamarvis Jones, 23 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department)
NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) -

Three men are behind bars after a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a stolen weapon in Natchitoches, authorities say.

It happened at 7 p.m. Sunday on Texas Street, according to a news release.

During the stop, an NPD officer observed an open alcoholic beverage in the front cup holder of the vehicle and determined it belonged to the front passenger.

Other officers were called in to assist.

Authorities said closer inspection of the vehicle turned up a weapon on the front floorboard, marijuana and two more weapons.

After a check, the weapon was confirmed stolen from the Natchitoches area. The three were taken into police custody and sent to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

Those arrested are:

  • Billy D. Smith, 26, of Clarence, one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and possession of a stolen firearm. His bonds total $62,075.
  • Desmond Letilmar Johnson, 22, of Ruston. one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS, possession of a stolen firearm and having an open container. His bonds total $32,500.
  • Lamarvis Cortez Jones, 23, of Shreveport, one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS and possession of a stolen firearm. His bonds total $25,000. 

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