- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say in two traffic stops on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish lead to the discovery of more than a million dollars in narcotics - some of it concealed in plastic soft drink bottles.

In a news release, troopers say three suspects were arrested late Sunday night and early Monday morning and faces charges of possession of cocaine and liquid methamphetamine.

Troopers first stopped a Mercedes-Benz for a traffic violation on the eastbound lanes of I-12 just west of the Madisonville exit and during a search, nearly four pounds of cocaine in the vehicle’s trunk.

During a second traffic stop, troopers say they discovered approximately 90 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in plastic drink bottles within the vehicle.

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