OPSO SCAT Seizes 382 lbs of Marijuana

On 5/11/13 the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT team was monitoring traffic on Interstate 20 looking for illegal activity. Deputies stopped an Econoline van driven by John Rew of Oklawaha, FL for a traffic violation. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in the seizure of 382 pounds of packaged high grade Marijuana concealed in a compartment within the van.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Rew was transporting this Marijuana from Arizona to southern Florida. Metro Narcotics is continuing the drug investigation.

Rew was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center for Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute with bond set at $300,000.00.

Sheriff Jay Russell would like to commend these deputies on a job well done.

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