PORT ALLEN — A traffic stop by Louisiana State Police on Thursday led to the arrest of two men accused of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Troopers pulled over a 2015 Hyundai Veloster about 3:30 a.m. Thursday for a traffic violation along Interstate 10 in West Baton Rouge Parish and discovered 9 pounds of methamphetamine in a child’s backpack in the trunk and approximately 4 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in a cooler, Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer said.
He said the driver consented to the search of the vehicle.
The driver, Mariano Alis Ismael Vicente, 47, of Miami, and his passenger Ismael Bragin, 65, of Cartersville, Georgia, were arrested and booked into the West Baton Rouge jail.
Both men were booked on a charge of possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Vicente also was booked for improper lane usage.