Friday, January 20, 2017

Speaking of busted....

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following press release:


Rankin County Drug Interdiction Task Force Deputy Seizes 20 Pounds of Methamphetamine on Interstate 20

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, at approximately 9:44 p.m. Rankin County Interstate Interdiction Task Force Deputy John Johnson (Pearl Police Department) made a traffic stop on a silver Nissan Altima on Interstate 20 near Pelahatchie. During the traffic stop the deputy noticed a smell of marijuana coming from inside the passenger area of the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a suitcase containing approximately 20 pounds of Methamphetamine which was located in the trunk of the vehicle. While deputies were placing the driver, Giovanni RAMOS, and passenger, Linda HERNANDEZ, into custody, RAMOS fled from deputies attempting to re-enter the driver’s side of the vehicle but was stopped and taken into custody. A handgun was recovered from inside the driver’s area of the vehicle. Both RAMOS and HERNANDEZ were arrested and transported to the Rankin County Jail and charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Methamphetamine. District Attorney Michael Guest will bring the pair before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance. No Bond has been set at this time. The street value of the methamphetamine ice is approximately $260,000.


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Linda Guadalupe HERNANDEZ


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Giovanni Sepulveda Ramos

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Though I can proudly say that I have never smelled methamphetamine, I'm pretty sure that it doesn't smell like marijuana. I'm more than happy to get these traffickers off the street,but I really wish the cops would be a little more faithful to the Fourth Amendment and come up with something other than a bullshit excuse to search the vehicle.

Anonymous said...

If you are Hispanic and/or have Texas plates, you will be stopped in Rankin county.

Anonymous said...

This is all a big misunderstanding. He was not attempting to flee or to get his gun. Young Giovanni was just wanting to show the nice deputy how to pen the door. The gun obviously belonged to somebody else. They were travelling in a friend's car to get cigarettes. The marijuana smell was from the new upholstery in the vehicle.

Judge McDaniel will release them and reduce any charges to improper equipment. They will pay a small fine, have the charges expunged, and sue the county for wrongful arrest.

In a side note, Obama will be elected to a third term.

someoneinnorthms said...

It was that new "marijuana scented" methamphetamines.

Officers know that smells can't be recorded by cellphones, so this is their go-to move to gin up some probable cause or articulable suspicion. Because I don't see where anybody was charged with possession of marijuana, I suppose that means one of two things. Either there was no marijuana, or it got pocketed by the good guys for later use when enforcing laws against the bad guys. Maybe, just maybe if you drive a nice Hummer down I-20 you can convince them to search for that bud in your back seat.

I always trust the good men and women of law enforcement and their olfactories!

Anonymous said...

Color me utterly shocked by the comments in this thread. I assumed to read, "Great job, guys! Keep up the good work. We love cops!, etc.". Instead, y'all nailed the obvious BS in the release. So the Cartel hires/threatens folks to mule for them 20 pounds of Ice, and they decide to smoke some MJ while doing it. To the point there isn't even residue or paraphernalia, which Rankin LEO's can always find if they can't find actual drugs. Not that it will matter in Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

You complainers are the same people who protest by tearing up other people's shit while hollering 'The End Justifies The Means'. These two are off the street. Shut the hell up.

someoneinnorthms said...

No, 6:48, actually I don't tear up other people's shit. I think there are two problems with this situation. First, they ARE off the street. This means I get to work an extra hour in my day to pay for their housing, legal, medical and other expenses. I only have 24 hours in a day, and I'm already working 20 just to pay my current taxes. Secondly, this did nothing to dent the market. The pushers will find somebody else to mule for a free ride to America. The users will find their supply regardless. And the seizure of the miniscule amount doesn't even cause the unit price of the product to go up by even one penny.

In exchange for this transaction, I get an increased chance that MY nice car, the one that I worked for, will be "shopped" right out of my hands. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, then let me know and I'll take the time to find those articles and post them). The success in this case emboldens those who would erode our Constitutional guarantees to continue using this method. I know, I know . . . if I don't have anything to hide then I shouldn't worry that "say" they smell marijuana. Let's set aside the idea of planting. In my opinion, even minor inconvenience is too much of a burden when my Constitutional rights have been taken.

I know the retort: those are speculative and remote burdens on your Constitutional rights. Even IF that's true, then it boils down to two people getting free room and board that is probably more luxurious than what they had before, and society gets no appreciable difference in the number of people with drug problems. Win-win, right? But I gotta get my baseball bat and mask now so I can go "tear[] up other people's shit" now. I'll turn the conversation back over to the adults. Maybe if I got into the business building prisons I wouldn't have to work so much . . . . Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

I am all for getting drugs off the streets and locking up criminals. I am not for law enforcement making up a reason for searching a car. I live in Florence and have see how cops can make up a reason for stopping certain cars. If a law enforcement officer can not do his job by the laws we have they should not be in law enforcement.

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