Louisiana State Police Troopers policing traffic on Interstate 20 on Sunday arrested two men on a handful of drug charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, after stopping the suspects' automobile for speeding.
The driver was identified as Joshua L. Arnold, 32, of 3839 Briarcliff Drive, Douglasville, Georgia. The passenger was identified as Micah J. Wood, 34, of 623 Fletcher St., Cedartown, Georgia.
Arnold said he and Wood had come from Dallas, Texas to drop off their children at a relatives' home.
Wood confirmed the trip from Dallas, Texas but denied transporting any children.
When asked about his criminal history, Arnold claimed he had one past arrest for battery though a record check showed a past arrest for marijuana possession.
A K-9 unit was called to the scene and gave a positive alert to the presence of drugs.
Inside the vehicle troopers found 16 lbs. of marijuana and 44 grams of cocaine.
Both Arnold and Wood were booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.