Interstate traffic stop leads to large drug bust

A traffic stop on Tuesday night, March 8 2022, ended with three people arrested and nearly 63 pounds of marijuana seized with a street value of nearly $150,000. 

Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a Toyota Highlander at mile marker 138 around 9:30pm for improper lane usage.

After speaking with the driver and two other occupants in the vehicle, officials said all three people were very nervous. Plus, their stories did not match up. That’s what led deputies to asking to search the vehicle and their luggage. After all three consented, deputies found two large trash bags and a large plastic container full of marijuana. 

The approximate street value of the drugs ranges from $150,000-$280,000 if it’s domestic.

Three people were arrested:

  • Nguyen Nguyen of Philadelphia, PA (driver)
  • Thinh Nguyen of Richmond, TX
  • Ngoc Pham, of Westminster, CA

All three are charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics while the driver iss also charged with improper lane usage.

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