Troopers seize nearly 50 pounds of marijuana on I-10 traffic stop
POSTED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 11:04am
HENDERSON, LA — Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Criminal Patrols Unit in Troop I with the assistance of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on I-10 which resulted in the arrest of a Texas man and the seizure of nearly 50 pounds of marijuana.
The incident occurred on Thursday, August 1 shortly after 2:45 a.m. Troopers stopped a 2013 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation on I-10 eastbound east of the Henderson/Cecilia exit near milepost 117. During the stop, Troopers became suspicious and requested permission to search the vehicle. Consent was refused, and St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 "Shockey" alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
A subsequent search revealed approximately forty six pounds of marijuana concealed in a duffel bag in the trunk of the Maxima. Troopers placed the driver, Myvar Abdullah, 35, of Manvel, TX, under arrest. Abdullah was booked into the St. Martin Parish jail for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Louisiana State Troopers strive to provide the citizens of Louisiana a safer community through proactive drug related enforcement and cooperative efforts with local and federal law enforcement agencies. Troopers will continue to enforce all state and federal laws governing the illicit manufacturing, distribution, sale, use and transportation of illegal narcotics in our state.