NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE) - Authorities say they've made a major drug bust in Natchitoches.
According to a spokesperson for the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, agents arrested a man they believe was transporting large amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, and promethazine to Natchitoches from Houston.
Agents say they stopped 54-year-old Daniel Efferson Jr. during one such transport on November 18th, 2018. They pulled him over on Highway 117 and searched his truck with the aid of a K-9, finding what they believe to be 4.5 pounds of meth, 2.1 pounds of high-grade marijuana, and about 2 gallons of Promethazine syrup. Promethazine is a sedative that's sometimes combined with codeine for enhanced effects.
According to authorities, Efferson faces the following charges:
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS I Marijuana
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS II Methamphetamine
Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS V Promethazine
The task force added:
"The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support. Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen. For this reason, the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office."