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.