Big meth bust in Tangipahoa Parish

Third largest in state history

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 11:30am

State troopers made a big drug bust this weekend.

Troopers say they found 172 pounds of crystal meth in Heriberto Saenz's car.

It has a street value of more than $4.2 million. He was pulled over for a traffic violation in tangipaho parish.

Authorities searched the vehicle after inconsistencies in his story. The drugs were found in an external fuel tank.