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.