Monday, February 29, 2016

The iceman cometh... and got caught.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following press release:

In separate weekend stops, members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Interdiction Unit seized approximately 19 pounds of “ice,” a purified form of crystal methamphetamine, ten packages (approximately 10 pounds) of high-grade marijuana, 1.1 pounds of cocaine, 9.3 ounces of heroin and nearly $1,000 cash.

Friday afternoon about 3:30 p.m. members of the unit stopped a Volvo tractor-trailer truck hauling passenger cars. In one of the vehicles, officers found the marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Officers also seized a 2007 BMW and just over $200 cash.

Yesterday at about 8:30 a.m., members of the Interdiction Unit stopped a 2008 Ford Escape and found the “ice” in a false compartment in the car. Two people are in custody in the Rankin County Detention Center awaiting their initial appearances. Laurie A. Davis, 22, of Del Valle, Texas and Daniel A. Jones, 29, of Austin, Texas were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Along with the contraband and vehicle, $725 was confiscated.

Both stops were made on I-20 in east Rankin County.


I Love A Deviled Egg said...

Looks like a typical caterer hauling potato salad.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why we don't have big cases like this made on local drug lords? Or is everyone here just small time?

Anonymous said...

If you are big time you pay not to be caught. These are an example of those who tried to skip the payoff.

Julio Be Weaving said...

Something has been mighty fishy about these 'stops' for years. Always within five miles either side of Pearl, MS and typically the police say the driver was 'weaving'. You just don't get this lucky this often. No way. And if the number of successful 'stops' is just a sampling, then there are billions of dollars worth of drugs passing through here every damned day.

Anonymous said...

Better hope they didn't make the bust within the city limits of Pearl. They'll sue fellow LEO's QUICK for the proceeds of a stop in their city. Just ask Pelahatchie and Richland...

Anonymous said...

@12:15 Maybe their fellow LEO's should stick to working their own jurisdiction? Funny when you see unmarked Rankin County plates in Scott County. How does that work?

PittPanther said...

No pics? The man and woman must be white.

How did the police know one car on an auto carrier was loaded with drugs? Someone snitched. Did that truck driver get arrested?

I agree, the amount of drugs not getting caught must be staggering.

Anonymous said...

These guys don't play. If you don't think they have an informant, you're kidding yourself. Its not as "random" as you think.

Anonymous said...

It works this way.
A big dealer sells drugs to smaller dealers. Then the big dealers rat on the smaller dealers. The big dealer gets to run more large shipments, sales and prices are better, no chance of getting caught, and gets rid of some competition.
It is a win win. Big dealer wins, LEO wins.
The LEOs already know which cars are carrying drugs. It is just a matter of waiting on the car to come through and coming up with a reason to stop it. Weaving is always a good one. Just ask Florence cops.

Anonymous said...

Hey Pitt-

They use black AND WHITE film.

Anonymous said...


It sounds as though you are speaking from experience.

Yes, a number of stops are made based on information from informants, but there are many signals that alert a trained officer that something isn't as innocent as it appears. Bottom line: stop carrying illegal drugs in your vehicle and you won't have anything about which to worry.

BTW, many (if not most) jurisdictions have inter-local agreements with neighboring agencies, especially when interstate highways are involved. Breaking the law is breaking the law, no matter where you are.

Anonymous said...

@7:53 dope flows west to east. Cash flows East to West.

How many Richland vehicles you see working Eastbound? How many stories you read about Richland busts Eastbound? Google it. Now Google Pearl busts and compare.

Drive from Scott Co to Rankin westbound, you will see multiple vehicles. Taking drugs off the street is secondary for some.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 9:30, if getting "drugs off the street" was close to anyone's purpose, much less the primary one, a more effective strategy would be employed.

If your primary purpose is maintaining the black market, you make sure the market is always open to the worst.

LEO are asked to do an unfair & unnecessarily dangerous job in this respect.

Or perhaps I'm wrong & 50 years of policy dogma, $1 trillion, and countless lives wasted with ZERO impact at use reduction is just what some prefer over admitting their approach is bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

Remove the confiscatory ability of law enforcement and then ask yourself how many of these "random" busts would occur.

It's a business.

It's an untouchable business because people will just ignore the means because the ends will justify.

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