Rankin County Drug Interdiction Task Force Deputy Seizes 17 Pounds of Cocaine on I-20
On Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at approximately 4:00 p.m., A Rankin County drug interdiction task force deputy made traffic stop on a red Chevrolet pickup for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 eastbound near mile marker 62. During the traffic stop the deputy suspected the vehicle was carrying drugs/contraband. The vehicle was taken to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office shop where a search revealed approximately 17 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Adrian ROJAS-JAIMES was transported to the Rankin County Jail and charged with Possession of Cocaine. District Attorney Michael Guest will bring Adrian ROJAS-JAIMES before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance. The wholesale value of the cocaine is estimated to be approximately $250,000 dollars. Cocaine at the street level is sold for around $100.00 per gram, so the retail value is over $700,000. The Flowood Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted with the case.
27 year old male
6914 La Granada Drive