Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine was located last week during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 12 after deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Ford F150 that was eastbound on I-12 near Lacombe. The driver of the truck, which was registered out of Florida, was identified as Sergio Pereyra and the passenger was identified as Jose Pereyra. The men told deputies they were on their way back to Florida after working in Texas. After an alert from K9 Nero, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, they located approximately 48.6 pounds of suspected cocaine concealed inside of a luggage bag which was in a tool box in the bed of the truck. Both men were arrested.