51-year-old man arrested on drug charges following I-20 traffic stop

Bossier Parish, LA – According to the Louisiana State Police officials, the 51-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody early Monday morning.

His name is Michael Baniel and he is now facing multiple drug charges, officials said.

LSP says the 51-year-old suspect was arrested following I-20 traffic stop.

Louisiana State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle for an improper lane change.

The trooper’s K-9 alerted, prompting a search of the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, the responding troopers reportedly found 12 pounds of methamphetamine, 2 pounds of fentanyl and 2 pounds of marijuana.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.