Vicksburg police seized $500,000 worth of a highly potent form of crystal meth called "ice" from a passenger bus on Interstate 20 headed to Atlanta. The bus was carrying about 30 people.
Around 3:15 Monday morning, Officer Wesley Miller pulled over a bus headed eastbound, just east of the Mississippi River bridge, for improper lane changes. Officer Miller says the driver seemed nervous.
"He actually offered to open the compartments under the bus. Told me I could search the bus. I then got my K-9 out, utilized him. He made a positive alert near the front of the luggage department," Miller said.
The 1-year-old K-9 named Thor just graduated from training school. The Vicksburg Police Department has had him for two months. This drug bust is Thor's first major hit.
"We know that by removing the drugs off the streets, we have made a huge dent in the drug trade in Vicksburg and Atlanta," Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said.
No arrests were made, because no one claimed ownership of the duffel bag containing the drugs.
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