PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) – 24-year-old Felipe Fuentes was arrested after a traffic stop on US Hwy 190.
On Thursday afternoon, “a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on US Hwy 190 commit a traffic violation near Port Allen, La.,” according to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop.
An investigation ensued and a large amount of drugs were found in the vehicle.
WBRSO says the “investigation led to the seizure of four kilograms of heroin after they were discovered concealed in the rear seat.”
Fuentes is facing these charges:
- Improper lane usage
- Illegal window tint
- Possession of schedule I in excess of 400 grams
The sheriff’s office seized the equivalent of almost nine pounds of heroin during this traffic stop.
According to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, “Through this one traffic stop alone deputies were able to rid 40,000 dosage units of this deadly drug from our communities.”