Troopers seize over 15 pounds of cocaine

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Posted: Sep 24, 2012 3:49 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2012 3:49 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: opelousas, lsp, cocaine, I-49, state police, drugs

OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police have seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine in a traffic stop on Interstate 49 at Opelousas.

Troopers stopped a 2004 Ford F-150 Sunday morning on I-49 southbound at U.S. Highway 190. After getting permission from the truck's driver to search the vehicle, troopers found the drugs.

Booked into the St. Landry Parish jail on a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and improper lane use was 21-year-old Virginia Garcia. Also booked with possession with intent to distribute cocaine was 33-year-old Manuel Gama. Both are from Houston.

State police said Monday that the seized cocaine has an estimated street value of over $152,000.


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