State Police find heroin during I-10 stop - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

State Police find heroin during I-10 stop

WELSH, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana State Police troopers made a major drug bust on Interstate 10 Wednesday morning in Welsh.

A state trooper pulled over a 1999 Dodge pickup for a traffic violation. After talking with the driver, troopers asked to search the vehicle.

After getting permission, they found more than 21 pounds of "brown" heroin, with an estimated value of $350,000.

The driver of the pickup, 40-year-old Mario Rodriguez Aguilero, was arrested and taken to the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail.

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