I-10 traffic stop yields $1.4 million in synthetic cannabis
PORT ALLEN – An interstate criminal enforcement unit intercepted approximately $1.4 million in synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in West Baton Rouge on Aug. 1.
Kalid J. Jaber, 35, of Chalmette, was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail on a count of possession of synthetic cannabis.
The enforcement unit included Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff deputies working jointly together.
Deputies said Jaber was speeding and driving carelessly when he was pulled over at 8:40 p.m.
After speaking with Jaber, deputies detected deception and inconsistencies in his travel journey and found bags of cannabis in view from a window.
Deputies subsequently searched the vehicle and confiscated approximately 325.5 pounds of synthetic cannabis from the vehicle.
18th Judicial District Court Judge Alvin Batiste set Jaber's bond at $1 million
"The Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit is a vital part of the commitment we have made to keeping drugs out of Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parishes," said Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi. "This is an example of effective and pro-active law enforcement that benefits all our residents."