Louisiana troopers discover 18-pounds of drugs concealed in SUV

Published 9:52 am Monday, February 1, 2021

More than 18 pounds of methamphetamine were discovered concealed inside an SUV during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, Louisiana State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on an SUV for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 eastbound near milepost 101, in Lafayette Parish.

Trooper K-9 “Jack” indicated a positive alert on the vehicle. The search resulted in the seizure of approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the cargo area.

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The driver was placed under arrest and subsequently booked at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the appropriate charges.