Louisiana State Police found over 14 pounds of cocaine and more than a pound of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 in Tangipahoa Parish on Thursday morning.
About 6:30 a.m., troopers stopped a 2010 Ford Fusion on the highway near milepost 40 for a traffic infraction, according to a news release. The driver, 41-year-old Alexander Pesante, of Orlando, Florida, behaved suspiciously, and troopers received permission to search his vehicle.
Upon finding the drugs, troopers arrested Pesante on unspecified counts and booked him into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. His bond has been set at $60,500.