Officers find 62 lbs. of synthetic marijuana in trunk during traffic stop on I-10

Officers find 62 lbs. of synthetic marijuana in trunk during traffic stop on I-10
Shahnawaz Virani (Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Shahnawaz Virani (Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A traffic stop in West Baton Rouge Parish, on I-10, resulted in the arrest of an Alabama man and the recovery of 62 pounds of synthetic marijuana.

The traffic stop happened around 2:30 p.m. During the stop, the West Baton Rouge Criminal Patrol Division got consent to search the vehicle belonging to 36-year-old Shahnawaz S. Virani, of Hoover, Alabama.

Officers found approximately 62 pounds of synthetic marijuana in the trunk.

Virani was arrested and charged with possession of a synthetic cannabinoid in excess of 60 pounds. The total street value of the synthetic marijuana is more than $300,000.

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