HAMMOND, La. (KLFY) – State Police have arrested two people in Hammond following a traffic stop that ultimately lead to the seizure of almost half a million dollars worth of cocaine.
Just after 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, troopers conducted the traffic stop on Interstate 12 eastbound near Interstate 55.
Troop L spokesman Dustin Dwight says a K-9 unit alerted troopers of something suspicious in the vehicle during the traffic stop and a written consent to search the vehicle was given.
Maria Delores Daniel and her passenger, Julio Cesar Cisneros, were taken into custody after a search of their vehicle revealed 16.3 kilograms of cocaine with and estimated street value of $464,550.
Daniel and Cisneros were booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on a Possession of Over 400 grams of Cocaine charge.