A routine traffic stop by a LPSO K-9 deputy early last Wednesday led to the arrest of two men on narcotic charges, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 2nd a LPSO K-9 deputy stopped a black GMC truck after observing a traffic violation on the Gourley Road, south of Jena.
The Deputy spoke to the driver, identified to be Jeddy Hamilton, along with his passenger, identified to be Curtis Hilkirk.
The K-9 deputy used his K-9 partner to search the exterior of the vehicle, and resulted in a positive alert. The K-9 also gave a positive alert inside of the truck, and deputies observed in plain view a substance suspected to be marijuana.
Further search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating drug paraphernalia along with suspected methamphetamine.
Both Hamilton and Hilkirk informed deputies that they did not know who the narcotics belonged to, and both were transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail.
Jeddy Hamilton, age 19, of Trout, was booked on the charges of possession of CDS I – synthetic marijuana, possession of CDS II – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no tail light.
Curtis Hilkirk, age 24, of Jena, was booked on the charges of possession of CDS I synthetic marijuana, possession of CDS II – methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.