In separate weekend stops, members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Interdiction Unit seized large amounts of drugs and made two arrests.
Warren Strain, Public Affairs Director for MS Dept. of Public Safety said approximately 19 pounds of “ice,” a purified form of crystal methamphetamine, 10 packages (approximately 10 pounds) of high-grade marijuana, 1.1 pounds of cocaine, 9.3 ounces of heroin and nearly $1,000 cash.
Saturday at about 8:30 a.m.,members of the Interdiction Unit stopped a 2008 Ford Escape and found the “ice” in a false compartment in the car.
Two people are in custody in the Rankin County Detention Center awaiting their initial appearances. Laurie A. Davis, 22, of Del Valle, Texas and Daniel A. Jones, 29, of Austin, Texas were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Along with the contraband and vehicle, $725 was confiscated.
Friday afternoon about 3:30 p.m. members of the unit stopped a Volvo tractor-trailer truck hauling passenger cars. In one of the vehicles, officers found the marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Officers also seized a 2007 BMW and just over $200 cash.
Both stops were made on I-20 in east Rankin County.
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