Drugs seized at traffic stop
Ectasy had street value of around $2.6 million
A narcotics arrest by the Baton Rouge Police Department on Saturday uncovered a cache of drugs with a street value of $2.6 million dollars.
Police made the narcotics arrest on around 11:30 a.m. on I-12 eastbound near Sherwood Forest Blvd.
An 18-wheeler was stopped for a traffic violation and the uniformed officer became suspicious of the driver's activities after a brief interview.
An East Baton Rouge Sheriff narcotics dog was called to the scene and 74 pounds of MDMA (Ecstasy) was located in two duffle bags inside the cab with an estimated street value of 2.6 million dollars.
The driver, Douglas Jerry Akhigbe, 45, 59 Whiteface Crest, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, was placed in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Ecstasy.
Information for this report came from a Baton Rouge Police press release.
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