200 pounds of marijuana found in vehicle during traffic stop

200 pounds of marijuana found in vehicle during traffic stop
The marijuana has an approximate street value of $200,000. (Source: LSP)
The marijuana has an approximate street value of $200,000. (Source: LSP)
Matthew Llanas (Source: LSP)
Matthew Llanas (Source: LSP)

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police pulled over a Ford truck Monday morning around 8 a.m. for a traffic violation on I-12 near mile marker 40 in Tangipahoa Parish.

During the investigation, troopers learned Matthew Llanas, 37, was transporting 200 pounds of marijuana from Texas to Atlanta. The marijuana has a street value of $200,000. A Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 made the discovery.

Llanas was booked in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite for the traffic violation and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

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