On Wednesday (December 1, 2021), Troopers from the Louisiana State Police made a routine traffic stop on I-12 in St. Tammany Parish. While investigating, Troopers located and seized 18 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine which has an estimated street value of $2.2 million. Ricardo Guevara, age 47 and of Texas, was arrested on drug related charges and booked him into St. Tammany Parish Jail. Bond was set at $600,000.00.
In the last 30 days, patrol Troopers from all over the state have seized over $6 million in illegal narcotics during the course of numerous traffic stops. Troopers seized approximately 37.5 kilograms of methamphetamine worth an estimated $4.6 million, 3.5 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $105k, 577 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.6 million, along with a variety of other illegal narcotics on our highways.