Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force in cooperation with Rapides Parish Sheriffs Office and Grant Parish Sheriffs Office made a large scale narcotics seizure March 4, 2020.

Adam Johnson, 37, and Ashley Dowden, 35, were taken into custody in Natchitoches by NMJDTF Agents as part of a narcotics investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

A warrant was obtained and a search was conducted at a residence in Natchitoches LA where agents seized approximately 8.7 lbs of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of illegal narcotics.

NMJDTF agents were also able to locate a firearm which was confirmed stolen out of Natchitoches.

Adam Johnson was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 count driving under suspension,
  • 1 count Possession of a stolen firearm,
  • 1 count Possession of CDS II methamphetamine with intent to distribute,
  • 1 count Possession of CDS I marijuana, and
  • 1 count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Ashley Dowden was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 count improper lane usage,
  • 1 count Possession of a stolen firearm,
  • 1 count Possession of CDS II methamphetamine with intent to distribute,
  • 1 count Possession of CDS I marijuana, and
  • 1 count Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both were placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. Online records show Johnson remained in custody and Dowden bonded out on March 4, 2020.

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