Sheriff: Galliano man arrested after trying to swallow bags of meth

Sheriff: Galliano man arrested after trying to swallow bags of meth

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A Galliano man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to swallow the bags of drugs he was hiding in his mouth, according to Sheriff Craig Webre.

At 1:35 a.m., agents with the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force initiated a traffic stop on a car traveling on LA Highway 308 in Larose just north of the T-Bois Lift Bridge. During the stop, agents identified the rear-seat passenger as 46-year-old Daniel Barrios II, who had multiple warrants for his arrest.

In talking to Barrios, agents said they noticed he wasn't speaking clearly, and they ordered him to open his mouth. Barrios initially tried to swallow the bags, but he eventually complied, revealing four small bags containing suspected methamphetamine and an unknown white substance. Agents also discovered several other bags near Barrios in the patrol car where he had been detained, as well as another bag in the car he was in.

In all, agents seized approximately 4.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine along with one gram of the unknown substance. All substances were sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge for further testing.

Barrios was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on eight outstanding warrants for contempt of court. He was also booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and obstruction of justice. His bond was set at $292,000.

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