St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Seized $367,680 During Traffic Stop

December 5, 2018

 

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) seized $367,680 in drug money during a traffic stop over the weekend.

 

 On Saturday (Dec. 1) members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling into St. Tammany Parish.  

 

 With the assistance of K-9 Echo, deputies searched the vehicle and discovered a hidden compartment built into the floor.  Located inside the compartment was $367,680 in cash.  A loaded firearm was also located in the vehicle.

 

 

The driver of the vehicle, Jose Isabel Brito Jimenes, a resident of Mexico, claimed to be traveling from Houston, Texas and disavowed ownership of the currency.  

 Pursuant to the investigation, a second vehicle and additional individuals were located nearby and later determined to be related to the delivery of the currency for a suspected illegal narcotics transaction.  

 

With the assistance of the STPSO Narcotics Task Force Unit, which is composed of members from the STPSO and Mandeville Police Department; and Homeland Security Investigations, the cash and the vehicle containing the hidden compartment were seized.

 

 The following individuals were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Attempt and Conspiracy:

Jose Isabel Brito Jimenes (DOB 04/07/1982, Mexico)

Jose Guadalupe Capacha (DOB 02/13/1978, Dallas, TX)

Herschel Lamar Cain II (DOB 07/04/1986, Atlanta, GA)

Laytoya Marie Cox (DOB 04/06/1984, Snellville, GA)

 

Jimenes was also issued traffic citations for  Failure to Use a Turn Signal and   No Driver’s License.

 

  Top row: Jose Isabel Brito Jimenes and Jose Guadalupe Capacha

Bottom row: Herschel Lamar Cain II and Laytoya Marie Cox

 

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