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Natchitoches, La - On January 24, 2023 around 9:40 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of Keyser Avenue for driving with no headlights.  As officers were speaking with the driver they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The driver said that he did have some marijuana in the vehicle.  While officers were looking for the marijuana they located a 9mm pistol in the vehicle with an obliterated serial number.

The driver of the vehicle, Adam Newton, (B/M, 26 y.o.a. of Coushatta) is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and driving with no headlights.  Newton was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

On January 25, 2023 around 2:33 a.m., officers conducted another traffic stop in the 500 block of University Parkway for an equipment violation.  While officers were speaking with the driver they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  As officers were looking for the marijuana they located two firearms.  Officers checked the firearms serial numbers and one was reported stolen through the Natchitoches Police Department.

Officers were able to determine that the stolen firearm was in the possession of a juvenile passenger.  The juvenile is charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm and illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

 

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