State Police arrest commercial motor vehicle driver for narcotics  

Published 7:47 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023

Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, a Louisiana State Police trooper working commercial motor vehicle enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 10 west of La. 397.  The traffic stop ultimately resulted in the discovery of a large amount of cocaine and led to the arrest of 27-year-old Oscar Jasso of Mission, Texas.

A traffic stop was initiated for a compliance check on a 2011 Peterbilt (18-wheeler) that was headed east on Interstate 10.  During the course of the commercial motor vehicle inspection and the interaction with Jasso, signs of criminal behavior were detected.  A consent to search was denied and a K-9 was deployed.  After the K-9 positively alerted, a search of the 18-wheeler was conducted.  The Trooper located 20 bundles of cocaine that was found within the cab of the 18-wheeler.  The estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $500,000.00.

Jasso was cited for several inspection violations and arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance schedule II.  He was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center without incident.

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