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Troopers find $200,000 worth of cocaine in Tangipahoa

1 year 6 months 3 days ago July 20, 2015 Jul 20, 2015 Monday, July 20 2015 July 20, 2015 5:53 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

HAMMOND - It was a busy night with multiple cocaine arrests for Louisiana State Troopers in Tangipahoa Parish Sunday.

State Troopers arrested four people and discovered over $200,000 worth of cocaine in two separate traffic stops Sunday.

Troopers said they stopped an SUV for a traffic violation around 11 p.m. Sunday. During the stop the trooper asked to search the car and said they found 11.4 pounds of cocaine hidden inside.

In a separate incident around 4 a.m. Monday, troopers stopped a car, requested a search and said they found 1.8 pounds of cocaine inside.

Troopers arrested 33-year-old Lester Sleby, 46-year-old Lydia Charles, 26-year-old Samantha Lyons, and 34-year-old Stephen Pearce and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, all on cocaine possession charges.

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