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State police find over $70,000 worth of cocaine during traffic stop

11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, October 26 2017 Oct 26, 2017 October 26, 2017 2:12 PM October 26, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

CALCASIEU PARISH- Louisiana State Police arrested a man after they found two pounds of powdered cocaine in his vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday night.

The stop occurred on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish shortly after 9 p.m. The driver was identified as 39-year-old Eric Richard.

Troopers asked Richard for permission to search his vehicle. When Richard refused to give consent, a State Police K-9 was deployed. The police dog indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle, leading to a search.

During the search, troopers found powdered cocaine worth an estimated street value of $74,000.

Richard is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and multiple traffic violations. If convicted, Richard can face up to 30 years in jail. 

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