Rankin County Drug Interdiction Task Force Deputy Seizes 80 lbs of Marijuana on I-20
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at approximately 8:45 p.m., A Rankin County Drug Interdiction Task Force Deputy made a traffic stop on a gray Chrysler passenger car for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 eastbound near mile marker 60. During the traffic stop the deputy suspected the vehicle was carrying drugs/contraband. A consensual search of the vehicle revealed approximately 80 pounds of marijuana hidden in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Christian DIAZ-GALVAN and passenger Angel Candelario ZAMORANO were arrested and transported to the Rankin County Jail and charged with Trafficking of Marijuana. District Attorney Michael Guest will bring the pair before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance. The wholesale value of the marijuana is estimated to be eighty to one hundred thousand dollars. No Bond has been set at this time.