Traffic stop yields 26 pounds of meth hidden under seat

OUACHITA Parish - A man from Mexico has been arrested in Ouachita Parish after a traffic stop yielded 26 pounds of methamphetamine.

The incident occurred on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

State Police noticed a white GMC cross over the white fog line twice on Interstate 20.

A traffic stop was conducted where the driver was identified as Jorge A. Morales-Villanueva of Juarez, Mexico.

Morales-Villanueva appeared nervous and offered vague travel plans when speaking with the trooper.

The trooper requested and was granted the ability to search the vehicle.

A manual search revealed approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in an aftermarket compartment under the front passenger seat.

The contraband was seized and Morales-Villanueva was transported to Troop F for an interview.

During his interview, information was obtained that Morales-Villanueva was traveling with another vehicle from Juarez.

The other vehicle was detained at the Sierra Bianca checkpoint with approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine.

Morales-Villanueva was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on a $1,251,500.00 bond.

 

 


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