St. Martin

Feb 9, 2011 4:27 PM

State Police Bust Man Accused of Hauling 29 Pounds of Cocaine

St. Martin Parish- Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I arrested a Texas man for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

On February 9, 2011, shortly before 9:00 a.m., troopers observed a green Land Rover traveling east on I-10 near milepost 114. Troopers stopped the vehicle, which was driven by 32-year-old Michael Behnkie of Harris, TX, after observing the vehicle travel onto the shoulder several times. During the course of the traffic stop, troopers obtained permission to search the vehicle. The search yielded approximately 13.28 kilos of cocaine (29 pounds) worth an estimated street value of $265,000.00.

Behnkie was placed under arrest and booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center for improper lane use, no driver's license, and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

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