Rankin County Drug Interdiction Task Force Deputy Seizes Methamphetamine Valued at over One Million Dollars
On January 8, 2016, Pearl Police Officer Lindley, assigned to the Rankin County Sheriffs Drug Interdiction Task Force, stopped a 2010 F350 on Interstate 20, eastbound at the 69 mile marker for careless driving.
The driver was identified as Domingo AVILA Jr, he was the only occupant of the vehicle. Domingo AVILA Jr stated he was heading to Atlanta, GA from El Paso, TX. Domingo AVILA Jr gave consent to search the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle Deputy Lindley located 15 kilos of Methamphetamine and 14 liters of liquid Methamphetamine.
The street value of the Methamphetamine is over $1,000,000.00 dollars.
Domingo AVILA Jr was arrested and charged with Aggravated Trafficking of a Controlled Substance and transported to the Rankin County Jail. Domingo AVILA Jr will have an initial appearance before District Attorney Michael Guest and County Court Judge Kent McDaniel Tuesday January 12th at 9:00 a.m.
Kingfish note: The Sheriff did not say whether the suspect will be picking up trash on the highways and roads.