St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 90 and ended up charging two men with much more than just failing to use a turning signal.

Lt. Traci Landry said Joshua Miller, and his passenger Raymundo Pisaro-Montes, were arrested after deputies searched their vehicle to discover a loot of drugs and guns.

In the SUV Miller was driving, deputies recovered $8,000 worth of LSD, Xanax pills, marijuana and a dozen firearms--two of which were reported stolen--and $14,500 in cash.

Detectives determined the firearms were being transported to be sold across state lines.

The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives will continue the investigation.

Landry said there were two children in the vehicle during the traffic stop.

The suspects were booked into the St. Mary Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

Joshua S. Miller, 20, 708 Boudreaux Street, Berwick, LA; failure to signal and driving with a suspended license.

Raymundo K. Pizano-Montes, 32, 117 Moon Road, Bayou Vista, LA;

  • Possession of Schedule I (lysergic acid diethylamide) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute
  • 2 counts possession of stolen firearms
  • Illegal carrying of weapons
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile
  • Possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance
  • Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
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