Thursday, April 26, 2018

Brandon PD seize 143 lbs of meth

The Brandon Police Department issued the following press release.

On April 25, 2017, around 2:30 PM, a Detective with the Brandon Police Department Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 20 with a Ford Explorer towing a Chevrolet Tahoe.

During the traffic stop, the Detective found inconsistencies while talking with the occupants of the vehicle, and called for the assistance of a Rankin County Sheriff Department Narcotics K-9 unit. Upon arrival, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the possible presence of narcotics.

Deputies and the Detective searched the Tahoe and found 143 pounds / 26 gallons of liquid meth stored in the vehicle’s fuel tank.

The two occupants Victor Velaquez from College Park, GA, and Carlos Prouse from Socorro, TX, were charged with Trafficking of a Controlled Substance. Both are currently being held in the Rankin County Jail on with a $500,000 bond. Their initial appearance will be in Brandon Municipal Court Friday April 27, 2018.

We would like to thank the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this matter.



Kingfish note: But, but, but, Dr. Randy Easterling and Marshall Fisher said meth is not a problem since sudafed was put behind the counter. 


Anonymous said...

More DACA success stories.

Louis LeFleur said...

Day-um! A gas tank full of liquid crystal meth. A really "smart and safe" way to store and transport it. Wonder what would have happened if someone had tried to crank up the Tahoe?

Anonymous said...

Judging by the gentlemen in the article and photos, the meth was not manufactured in our state. This is, though, a novel approach to transporting drugs. Who would ever think two Mexicans towing an old disabled vehicle with Texas tag along the interstate would be suspicious.

Anonymous said...

It's noteworthy, though, that the Ford was towing the Chevy instead of the other way around. Now THAT would have raised some red flags!

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to clue the Brandon PD in on the process - they aren't supposed to stop those dealers who still have the product in their vehicles, they are supposed to catch them going the other direction with the cash. DA Guest can't use the raw product to fund Rankin County SO - gotta take that cash in a civil asset forfeiture process. Hell, he might even have to prosecute these perps, since they were caught with the product. Those with cash can get on out of town, as long as they leave the assets.

Anonymous said...

Same thing will happen with opoid restrictions. More business for Mexican drug cartels. Meth used to be made by rednecks in cheap motels and trailers. Now, it’s mostly cartel business. Get ready for more opoid deaths because that fentanyl laced heroin is a lot more deadly that Vicodin. Good work getting it off streets, Brandon, at any rate.

1:14 beat me to the punch said...

It probably went all wrong when one suspect said they were towing the Chevy with the Ford, while the other suspect said they were pushing the Ford with the Chevy. Reeeeeegardless, they should have used a Dodge somewhere in their scheme.

Hank Hill in a Press Release said...

"We the men and women of the Propane and Propane Accessory industry do not condone this type of criminal behavior."

Anonymous said...

The arrested better watch out for Jack and his gang. Mr. White doesn't take chances with flips.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the dentistry lobby demands that these seizures stop!

Anonymous said...

Truth be known they are catching only 1% of the drug flow from Mexico. Build the wall.
The tidal wave of illegal immigrants is the biggest threat to the U.S.. Democrats feels they will vote for them in a election (yes illegals do vote). So, it really critical to vote republican until they become a super majority. Even with this the courts will stop any attempt to stem the flow.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of these mules take a sudden detour over around mile marker 35 and detour 'round thru Bolton, the Congressman's home town? Gotta dump this stuff somewhere.

Anonymous said...

how fitting that they were stopped in rankin county....... the methhead capitol of the world.

Anonymous said...

to 3:44pm...... wow studmuffin, you seem to know alot about voter fraud , drug trafficking , and judicial rulings. tell me, have you turned over all your vast knowledge to the trump administration?? if you are that smart maybe trump should make you THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Anonymous said...

So - this weekend's party is cancelled now, right?

Ah - DACA Dreamers - just doing the jobs American drug dealers won't do :-)

Messick said...

April 26 @9:46 PM,

Do you have facts refuting what 3:44 PM said?

Charlene Darling said...

3:44 PM Sad commentary, But, So True.

Anonymous said...

to 7:50 am........tell me , what evidence or facts does 3:44 pm cite other than his wannabe badass opinions? pretty wild allegations, but i should expect that from a far right wack job.

Anonymous said...

So which is it?
A) Brandon PD and the RCSO are the only LE agency in the state that knows the secret to finding drug traffickers on the I-10 or I-20 corridors.
B) They have formed a relationship with rival traffickers who are tipping them off to competitive shipments.
C) Their protocol is to perform profile stops on any Latino, anyone with Latino features, any tan person with black hair, anyone drinking Fanta, anyone with a soccer ball, people with tattoos, people without tattoos

Anonymous said...

D) Black Asphalt and Desert Snow

Anonymous said...

10:25 ...Victor got a million dollars of cash. That’s way better than a billion dollars worth of stuff you have to destroy.

Anonymous said...


You seem nervous.

Anonymous said...

This was probably just the bait car. A few tons probably rolled right through.

Anonymous said...

Actually 10:25, it's D). The Feds periodically give the local popo a tip as to when and what will be coming thru. They've already bird-dogged them further up the road. Fact. I was part of the task force years ago.

Anonymous said...

I find it so peculiar how Rankin S.O. always knows who to bust with dope?

Something doesn't pass the smell test

There are some crooked shenanigans going on

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:59 PM this is quite odd

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:59 and 5:36! Have either of you ever worked in law enforcement? No? Well maybe that is why you don’t know about confidential informants or interdepartmental intelligence sharing. Getting these dangerous substances off the street should be a priority for anyone who wants to keep our communities safe.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for some liberal federal judge to bust our LEOs for profiling drivers on I-20 and make these stops illegal. just wait, will happen.

Anonymous said...

to 8:12... you dont know much about the federal judges here in the southern district of ms , do you?.......there is nothing liberal about them

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