Thursday, July 4, 2019

50 lbs of Meth Seized

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

On Wednesday Evening July 3, 2019, Rankin County Criminal Interdiction Deputy Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge passenger car on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop the deputy suspected the vehicle was possibly transporting drugs and/or contraband. A consensual search revealed over 50 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The driver, Raymundo G. PAEZ Jr., and passenger, Laura I. CANTU, were both placed under arrest for aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine and transported to the Rankin County Jail. District Attorney John “Bubba” Bramlett will bring both suspects before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance. No Bond has been set at this time.

Brandon Police Department Officer French along with Rankin County Deputies Lindley and Reid assisted in the traffic stop and investigation.

The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is over $800,000.00.

This investigation is continuing. The Department of Immigration and the Department of Homeland Security have been contacted in reference to this case.



 Kingfish note: But, but, banning sudafed was supposed to stop this.


Anonymous said...

There are multiple ways to make meth, and sudafed extraction is just one of them.

Any bets that these two are illegals, who bring such talents and disease to the U.S.

Anonymous said...

And we wonder why we have a problem at the border? Definitely a problem.

Anonymous said...

Sucks for the SO that they seized drugs and not cash.

Anonymous said...

Did they at least get a good car out of the deal?

Anonymous said...

Come on Kingfish...banning Sudafed has seriously cut down on shake and bake meth labs. The clean up from these labs was very expensive and dangerous to boot. The large Mexican labs have stepped in to provide high grade meth to the losers who eat that stuff. The only downside to putting the shake and bake labs out of business is that the cookers now don’t blow themselves up....

Anonymous said...

Sudafed is not banned. And if they were just passing through, what difference would it make?

4:42 has a good point, the super labs in China and Mexico use a completely different formula.

Oh, and I would NOT hit that.

Anonymous said...

The best meth is blue, I thought.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, Kingfish! I have been waiting for my damn delivery all day.

Folks. The 1st annual 4th of July God Meth America food free cookout and freakout is officially cancelled.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, I realize your comments are to get a conversation started but you really don't think that stuff was made in this state.

Anonymous said...

Plate readers. Recording your every move. Welcome to the surveillance state.

Anonymous said...

Another great job by Rankin S.O. Thanks for getting this poison off the street.
Please know that what you do is appreciated by the law abiding citizens of Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

You are right as rain with the sudafed comment. You think this stuff was produced in California in somebody's bathtub? Not likely. Lots more probable that it was the product of a state of the art lab somewhere south of the border (or west of the International Date Line) and smuggled into this country.

An interesting point largely overlooked that tends to confirm my view is that the purity of meth has steadily increased while the price has gone down. In other words -- despite the seemingly limitless supply of folks willing to buy the stuff -- there is more around now than ever. Hence lower prices and higher purity.

This might be a good lesson to remember for when they get around to outlawing some subset of guns. So long as there is demand there will be somebody somewhere willing to produce, smuggle, and sell the contraband. Liquor, dope, guns, and other even more morally disordered things, e.g., kiddie porn.

Anonymous said...

Plate readers or not, the police didn't have probable cause to search the car. These two bean heads could have told the cops no. This whole thing could have been avoided.

Anonymous said...

They made it from Texas I assume, again a stop by the Rankin County Drug Deputies. Methinks a alternate route for mules avoiding I20 in Rankin would be recommended.As noted earlier, no cash, just dope.
Maybe the root cause is not the border but dope head Americans?

Anonymous said...

Automated License Plate Readers: State Statutes

Anonymous said...

Andy Taggart's drug war won't put a single dent in this kind of stuff. But we all will pay for it nonetheless. Your tax dollars at work.

No Apology said...

Surprised they made it past Louisiana HP. "improper lane change"

Anonymous said...

I want to know why these busts always happen in Rankin? They drove 1000 miles and this was the only traffic violation they did? I feel like Rankin SO knows they are coming somehow.

Walter White said...

@ 5:29 - yes, yes it is...

Anonymous said...

I have that exact same hammer.

Anonymous said...

I guess there was a reason the plate-reader statutes got posted as a link at 10:19 a.m. But if these plate-readers are being used in Texas and Mississippi, perhaps at Vicksburg, they could certainly track vehicles crossing through most of Texas and crossing the River at Vicksburg, still headed east.

According to the link, Arkansas has a statute precluding their use by law enforcement; however, there is no statute in Mississippi or Texas precluding or restricting their use. If they are used by Rankin County, would that fact be subject to public information rules?

It defies common sense to suggest all of these Mexicans are weaving or crossing the center line.

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