Cocaine worth half-million seized from plane
THIBODAUX - Louisiana State Police said their agents seized nearly a half-million dollars worth of cocaine along with an airplane in Terrebonne Parish recently.
Troopers said they also arrested 29-year-old John Crow of Brownsville, Texas Friday at the Thibodaux Municipal Airport.
LSP said the investigation was part of a joint operation with the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, and Thibodaux Police.
Troopers said agents met Crow's airplane as he landed at Thibodaux Municipal on Sept. 18 and spoke with the pilot. Investigators said Crow was "extremely nervous" and gave them permission to search the airplane. Inside Crow's luggage troopers said they found more than 34 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth $468,000. Troopers said they also found $2090 in cash.
Authorities arrested Crow and booked him into the Terrebonne Parish jail on charges of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it, and transactions involving drug proceeds. Detectives seized the money along with the plane and drugs.