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Los Angeles traveler found with 53 pounds of marijuana in his suitcases at New Orleans airport

A photo of marijuana buds seized by the US. Drug Enforcement Administration. – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

An airline passenger from Los Angeles was arrested at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after Jefferson Parish sheriff’s investigators discovered 53 pounds of marijuana in his luggage, according to authorities.

Tyler Schobert, 23, was booked Thursday with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

It’s not clear whether Schobert had just flown into the New Orleans area, or was on his way back to California when Sheriff’s Office investigators searched three pieces of his luggage Thursday afternoon. They found several vacuum-sealed bags containing marijuana, Rivarde said.

Authorities didn’t reveal how they identified Schobert as a target for the search.

Schobert was released Friday from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on a $75,000 bond. His case returns to court Dec. 28 for a status hearing.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Michelle Hunter on Nola.com

Published: November 18, 2020

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