On Wednesday, December 1st, Troopers from the Louisiana State Police made a routine traffic stop on I-12 in St. Tammany Parish. While investigating, Troopers were able to locate and seize 18 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine (see photo above). The street value of this amount of methamphetamine is estimated at $2.2 million. After discovering the illegal narcotics, Troopers arrested 47-year-old Ricardo Guevara of Texas for drug related charges and booked him into St. Tammany Parish Jail.
In the last 30 days, patrol Troopers from all over the state have seized over $6 million in illegal narcotics during the course of numerous traffic stops. Troopers seized approximately 37.5 kilograms of methamphetamine worth an estimated $4.6 million, 3.5 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $105k, 577 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.6 million, along with a variety of other illegal narcotics on Louisiana's highways.
William Huggins, spokesman for the State Police, said, "Louisiana State Troopers will continue 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 target local and multi-state drug trafficking organizations by enforcing all state and federal laws governing the illicit manufacturing, distribution, sale, and use of drugs."