BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is booked in the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a bond of $1 million after deputies pulled him over for speeding and found more than a million dollars worth of synthetic marijuana in his vehicle.
Kalid J. Jaber, 35, of Chalmette, LA was traveling on I-10, and he was stopped near mile post 149 for careless operation and speeding. Deputies suspected Jaber was lying about his travels and they reported several bags of marijuana were in view from a window and checked his vehicle.
The marijuana had a street value of about $1.4 million.
According to the Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi and WBR Sheriff Mike Cazes, the Iberville and WBR Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit confiscated approximately 325.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana.
Sheriff Stassi says he and Sheriff Cazes are committed to keeping illegal drugs off the streets in their parishes.
"The Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit is a vital part of the commitment Sheriff Cazes and I have made to keeping drugs out of Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parishes," said Sheriff Stassi. "This is an example of effective and pro-active law enforcement that benefits all our residents."
Judge Alvin Batiste of the 18th Judicial District Court set Jaber's bond.