Troopers find $200,000 worth of cocaine in Tangipahoa
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.