A Chevy Monte Carlo was stopped by the Louisiana State Troopers on I-10 for a traffic violation in Welsh for a simple traffic violation.

The driver, Gilbert Sanchez, was from San Antonio, Texas. Police asked him to search the vehicle and he agreed.

Police were searching the car when they came across a large stash of cocaine. The amount found was 17 kilos, or 44.8 pounds. That much cocaine is valued on the street at $500,000.

Sanchez was arrested for speeding and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.


Gilbert Sanchez

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