192 lbs of marijuana found on two busesPosted on February 20, 2007
At 0157 hrs, Sgt. David Grunewald stopped an Adame Passenger bus for speeding 73 in a 60 mph zone on Interstate 12 in Baton Rouge. The bus was en route to Indianapolis, Indiana from Houston, Texas. During the stop, the driver granted consent for a check of the luggage bins. K9 Laika was deployed and conducted a sniff search inside the bins. Laika showed an odor response on a large duffel bag and a large suitcase.
A passenger claimed ownership of the bags. The tags on the luggage matched the Mexican drivers license that was on his person. Inside the bags 64.13 pounds of marijuana was found. Sergio A. Mora-Reyes was subsequently booked with possession with intent to distribute Marijuana.
In a seperate stop on I-12 east bound in Baton Rouge, Deputy Chuck Foster stopped an El Expresso Passenger Bus bound for Miami, Fl. from Houston, Tx.
Deputy Foster conducted a search of the luggage compartment and located 128 pounds of Marijuana. The owner/transporter of that marijuana was not located.
Source: East Baton Rouge Parrish Sheriff's Office