Pearl Police Narcotics Detectives stopped this 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche earlier today. Pearl K-9, Splinter, alerted on the vehicle and discovered was just over 47 lbs of liquid meth and approximately 53 lbs of marijuana, an estimated street value of approximately 1 million dollars. Pearl Police Narcotics were assisted by Rankin County Sheriff's Department, HIDTA, and MBN with the case.
The driver, Eloy Guttierrez Reyes of Denver, Colorado was taken into custody and booked on possession of marijuana and meth with the intent to distribute. He is currently being housed in the Rankin County Jail with bond to be set at a later date.
The drugs were hidden in the rear fenders of the Avalanche. The pictures posted below show how the drugs are stored. The Avalanche has a void in the rear panels on both sides that is a little longer than the length of the bed. The molding (for lack of a better word) is pulled back from the interior wall inside the truck. The drugs are stuffed into the rear panels. Splinter (K-9) alerted police to the presence of drugs in the right rear panel and inside the cab where the left rear panel ended.
Reyes had a Colorado ID but no driver's license. The truck had Texas tags.