Pearl police make huge heroin bust during traffic stop - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Pearl police make huge heroin bust during traffic stop

PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Monday afternoon, Pearl police officers stopped a car for multiple traffic violations on I-20.

Detectives say that during the stop they detained the driver, 46-year-old Ana Yesenia Garcia of Friendswood, Texas, for suspected criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed bundles of heroin. A total of 20 bundles were found hidden in the car, weighing a total of 20 pounds. 

Garcia was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and is being held at the Rankin County Jail without bond. 

It is believed the heroin is pure white heroin derived from South America with a value of over 1 million dollars. 

This is believed to be the largest heroin seizure from a traffic stop in the state of Mississippi. 

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