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Two arrested after 143 lbs. of liquid meth seized during traffic stop in Brandon

Carlos Prouse; Source: Brandon PD Carlos Prouse; Source: Brandon PD
Victor Valazquez; Source: Brandon PD Victor Valazquez; Source: Brandon PD
BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Wednesday around 2:30 PM, a detective with the Brandon Police Department Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 20 with a Ford Explorer towing a Chevrolet Tahoe.

During the traffic stop the Detective found inconsistencies while talking with the people in the SUV. They called for the assistance of a Rankin County Sheriff Department Narcotics K-9 unit. Upon arrival, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the possible presence of narcotics.

Deputies and the detective searched the Tahoe and found 143 pounds/26 gallons of liquid meth stored in the vehicle’s fuel tank.

The two people in the SUV, were Victor Velaquez from College Park, GA and Carlos Prouse from Socorro, TX.

They were charged with trafficking of a controlled substance. Both are being held in the Rankin County Jail on with a $500,000 bond.

Their initial appearance will be in Brandon Municipal Court Friday April 27.

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