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Hinds Co. deputies, Morton police seize 66 pounds of cocaine

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MORTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Morton police and Hinds County Sheriff's deputies seized 66 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop in Morton.

According to Hinds Co. Sheriff Victor Mason, officers stopped a 2016 Hyundai Sante Fe for a traffic violation on I-20. Officers were given conflicting stories and became suspicious "after detecting multiple signs of deception". 

A Hinds County K-9 became alerted and a search resulted in the discovery of the narcotics in the rear cargo area of the SUV.

The driver, 27-year-old Ernest Ramirez Garcia from Los Angeles, and passenger 34-year-old Richard Cuevas of Perris, CA were booked into the Scott County Jail. Both are facing charges of trafficking a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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