Posted: Apr 19, 2012 7:20 AM by News
Updated: Apr 19, 2012 8:25 AM
Louisiana State Police Troop D stopped 40-year-old Gilbert Sanchez of San Antonio, Texas late Tuesday night. Sanchez was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate Highway 10 eastbound. Once the troopers were inside the vehicle, they recovered 17 kilos of cocaine (approximately 44.8 pounds), which has an estimated street value of $500,000. .
Sanchez was arrested for speeding and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail.