The following is a news release from the Louisiana State Police:
On February 8, 2011, troopers stopped a 2008 GMC pickup for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 eastbound near milepost 47 in Jefferson Davis Parish. A canine alerted troopers to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and approximately 90 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $90,000 was located in the vehicle.
Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations with the assistance of agents from the U.S. Border Patrol interviewed the driver, 24-year-old Jesus Ortuno of Lawrenceville, GA, and other vehicle occupants, 26-year-old Oscar Nieto Pina, 20-year-old Valentin Rivera Garcia, and 21-year-old Marino Rivera Lorado, all of Hattisburg, GA.