Interstate stop leads to big pot bust
HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said they made multiple arrests and seized about 300 pounds of marijuana after an I-12 traffic stop on Sunday morning.
The bust took place shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday when troopers stopped a vehicle on I-12 near I-55. Investigators said the driver, 26-year-old Carlos Davis of Mississippi, behaved suspiciously and would not let law enforcement search his vehicle.
State police requested a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and said the dog positively identified narcotics inside the vehicle. A search found about 300 pounds of marijuana in the back seat and rear cargo area of the vehicle. Investigators estimated the street value of the seized drugs to be about $250,000.
Troopers said after he was taken into custody Davis worked with detectives to do a "controlled delivery" of the drugs to a home in Jackson, Miss., where authorities made more arrests.
Davis was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
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