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Two arrested in interstate meth bust

4 years 6 months 2 days ago Thursday, January 15 2015 Jan 15, 2015 January 15, 2015 11:03 AM January 15, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

PORT ALLEN - State Police arrested two men Thursday after troopers said they were caught driving more than a dozen pounds of meth through Louisiana.

Troopers charged 47-year-old Mariano Vicente of Miami and 65-year-old Ismael Bragin of Georgia with drug possession and intent to distribute.

Investigators said they stopped Vicente's vehicle shortly after 3:30 a.m. on I-10 West near LA 415. Troopers said after getting consent to search the vehicle they found nearly 9 pounds of meth in a children's backpack as well as 4 pounds of liquid meth in a cooler.

State Police booked the two men into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail. Vicente was also charged with improper lane usage.


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