2 Texas men arrested during an LSP traffic stop

Published 10:20 am Sunday, April 17, 2022

Troop A Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Ram on Interstate 10 eastbound at milepost 153(Port Allen) in West Baton Rouge Parish. While speaking with the driver, 30-year-old Miguel Hernandez of Highlands, TX, and the passenger, 38-year-old Maria Lopez also of Highlands, TX, Troopers observed indicators of criminal activity.
With the assistance of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office K9, Hondo, a probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the location of approximately 3 kilograms of cocaine concealed in the rear seat and 2 kilograms of cocaine in a factory floor compartment. A Taurus Judge revolver and a FN 5.7 pistol were also located in the vehicle. Both Hernandez and Lopez were arrested and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail on the appropriate charges.