December 04, 2018

STPSO Seizes $367,680 During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office seized $367,680 in drug money on Saturday (December 1, 2018) after members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling into St. Tammany Parish. With the assistance of K-9 Echo, deputies searched the vehicle and discovered a hidden compartment built into the floor that contained $367,680 in cash and a loaded firearm. The cash and vehicle were seized.

The driver of the vehicle, Jose Isabel Brito Jimenes, a resident of Mexico, claimed to be traveling from Houston, Texas and disavowed ownership of the currency. A second vehicle and additional individuals were located nearby and determined to be related to the delivery of the currency for a suspected illegal narcotics transaction.

Booked into the St. Tammany Jail for Attempt and Conspiracy were Jose Isabel Brito Jimenes (36) of Mexico, Jose Guadalupe Capacha (40) of Dallas, Texas, Herschel Lamar Cain II (32) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Laytoya Marie Cox (34) of Snellville, Georgia.

Jimenes was also issued traffic citations for Failure to Use a Turn Signal and No Driver’s License.

1 comment:

  1. So no evidence is needed just take anyones money and call it drug money.