APD: Public complaint leads to narcotics, firearm arrest

Nicholas Beavers
Nicholas Beavers(Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 7:04 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - An Alexandria man has been arrested on drug and firearm possession charges.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office states that on July 9 they received a tip-off that a vehicle in the South MacArthur Drive area was engaging with illegal narcotics activity. RPSO says they investigated the vehicle described to them near Lisa Street.

While conducting the traffic stop, RPSO says they observed a small bag of suspected marijuana fall onto the ground when a passenger exited the vehicle. That passenger, identified as Nicholas Beavers, 25, was then detained.

(Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office)

Through their investigation, authorities say they recovered ecstasy, marijuana and synthetic marijuana in Beavers’ possession. Along with the illegal narcotics, a .223 caliber firearm was also located in the vehicle. Also, a residence related to Beavers was searched and two large bags of synthetic marijuana and a large bag of ecstasy was also recovered.

Beavers was placed under arrest without incident, transported and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He remains in custody at this time in lieu $120,000 bond.

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