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LSP: Tip from Cali leads troopers to 420 lbs. of pot destined for Westwego

Michael Kwan (Source: LSP) Michael Kwan (Source: LSP)
WESTWEGO, LA (WVUE) -

A Westwego man was arrested Tuesday after troopers received a tip that he was set to receive a large shipment of marijuana, according to a State Police news release.

Michael Kwan, 32, was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center with attempt to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute steroids.

Troopers assigned to the LSP High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force received information from law enforcement agents in San Jose, California, about a large amount of marijuana destined for Westwego.

During the investigation, troopers intercepted a freight shipment and K-9 “Luke” alerted on three pallets in the trailer. A search warrant was obtained, and inside the trailer troopers found twelve 55-gallon drums of soaking salts. Concealed inside the drums were vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana totaling approximately 420 pounds. An additional search warrant was executed on a Westwego home. There, troopers and Westwego Police found an additional 12 pounds of marijuana, 14 grams of cocaine, 543 doses of steroids and an assortment of drug paraphernalia used for selling marijuana, State Police said.

There was no word on Kwan’s bond.

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