Drugs valued over $600,000 seized near Woodworth, 3 arrested

WOODWORTH, La. (LSP) - A traffic stop near Woodworth leads to the seizure of over $600,000 worth in illegal drugs and three arrests.

Source: RPSO

On February 15, Louisiana State Police and the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office say they pulled over a vehicle on Highway 165.

Upon searching the vehicle, LSP says they discovered over 3,000 grams of heroin/fentanyl, over 200 grams of cocaine, over 1,000 grams of meth, and over 12,000 dosage units of ecstasy.

The vehicle’s driver, Archie Louis Carter, Jr., 37, of Alexandria, and his passengers, Isiah Jones, 31, and Anthony Manuel, 33, both of Houston, Texas, were arrested. They were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on one count each of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance for each narcotic found in the vehicle.

Additionally, Carter Jr. was arrested for a warrant through the United States District Court in the Western District of LA for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Rapides Parish Sheriff-Elect Mark Wood released this statement following the arrests:

“Drug traffickers do not limit themselves to just one jurisdiction. My department will continue to work closely with all federal, state, and local agencies to tackle the scourge of drug trafficking which is devastating to our communities. I promised the citizens of Rapides Parish that we would fight the war on drugs on every level, by partnering with fellow agencies I believe that we can deal detrimental blows to the illegal drug trade and its effects on our communities.”

This incident remains ongoing and more arrests are likely.

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