Three arrested in drug busts on I-10
PORT ALLEN - Three people were arrested for transporting drugs on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, State Police released Monday night.
Troopers said Sunday night, an SUV was stopped near Highway 415. The vehicle, which was traveling east, was stopped for a traffic violation and a K9 alerted officers to possible drugs. Troopers said they found twenty-seven pounds of cocaine hidden in a compartment in the vehicle.
Carl Green, 50, of South Carolina was arrested and charged with improper lane usage and possession with intent to distribute.
Early Monday morning, Troopers said a small car was stopped for a traffic violation and, in this situation too, the K9 alerted to officers to possible drugs. After searching the vehicle, which was also headed eastbound, eighteen pounds of marijuana and $5,500 in cash were found inside the vehicle. The driver, Terence Jones, 34, and a passenger in the vehicle, Jasmine Rhea, 19, were booked on charges related to the stop.
Both are from the New Orleans area.
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