The driver of the vehicle was identified as Gabriela Gonzalez (39) and the passenger was Elizabeth Alvarez (42), both of Houston. An investigation was conducted by the STPSO Narcotics Task Force Unit and Homeland Security Investigations, and with the assistance of K-9 Echo, deputies located the heroin in a container inside the vehicle. Deputies seized the illegal narcotics and arrested both Gonzalez and Alvarez on the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin). Gonzalez was also booked for Following Too Close.
The STPSO Narcotics Task Force Unit is composed of detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Mandeville Police Department.