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Posted: Monday, 17 February 2014 1:14PM

Cops: Army sergeant arrested on I-10 with pounds of pot

Louisiana State Police say during a routine traffic stop on Sunday, a US Army Sergeant wearing full military fatigues was found with 23 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Trooper Jared Sandifer says 30-year-old Sgt. Horace Brown of Florida was stopped on I-10 in Port Allen for improper lane usage.

"Our troopers ended up pulling over an active-duty US Army Sergeant and they asked for consent to search the vehicle after becoming suspicious during questioning," said Sandifer. "The found about 23 pounds of marijuana hidden in a duffel bag in his car."

Sandifer says Brown told troopers he was traveling from Fort Polk to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

"He did not cooperate with the investigation so we don't know exactly where he was taking the drugs," said Sandifer. "But luckily we caught it before it got to where it was going."

Sandifer says the active duty sergeant was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish prison for possession with attempt to distribute Schedule 1 narcotics.

"Army CID, the Criminal Intelligence Division, was contacted and they are going to open their own investigation into the incident," said Sandifer.

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