The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested an Alabama man last week after he was caught trying to transport more than 50 pounds of cocaine through the parish. Shortly before midnight on Thursday a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado that was travelling on I-12 near Slidell. The driver, Fabian De La Cruz Gonzalez, granted consent to search the vehicle for illegal possessions. While searching the vehicle, the deputy located 20 prepackaged bundles of suspected cocaine, yielding an approximate weight of 54.2 pounds. The cocaine was concealed in a hidden compartment, which was built into the bottom of an unlocked tool box in the bed of the truck. Gonzalez was also found to be in possession of $10,930, which is believed to be proceeds of narcotics transactions. He was placed under arrest and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on numerous charges.