Lafayette Police seize cocaine, gun and over $20K in cash during traffic stop on I-10

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A Lafayette man was arrested Wednesday after police said a patrol officer found a gun, cocaine, marijuana and more than $20,000 in cash during a traffic stop on I-10.

According to police, a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on I-10 near N. University Ave and requested the assistance of the LPD Tactical Narcotics Team.  

At the completion of the investigation,  police located approximately 8 grams of high grade marijuana, a little under a kilo of cocaine, over $20,000 in cash and .45 caliber handgun.

38-year-old Arthur Gotch of Lafayette was charged with manufacture/ possession of sch. II, possession of sch. I, possession of firearm by convicted felon, illegal carrying of a weapon and transactions involving proceeds.

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