LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A potential bomb was found in a car Sunday in Lafayette, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the potential explosive device was found while conducting a traffic stop on Surrey Street near Evangeline Thruway due to a swapped license plate.

Deputies said there was probable cause to arrest the driver, Jade Marcantel, 44, of Breaux Bridge, and search the vehicle, which is where the possible explosive device was found and confiscated.

The device has been rendered safe following a proactive, multi-agency effort, authorities said. Other agencies responded to the scene to assist, including the Lafayette Police and Fire Departments, Louisiana State Police Emergency Services and the ATF.

Marcantel was arrested for multiple narcotics charges, traffic offenses and manufacturing in possession of an explosive device.

Authorities blocked off Surrey Street as they worked to safely remove the explosive device. Around 10 p.m., State Police rendered the device safe and the roadway was reopened to traffic, authorities said.

This incident is still under investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.