Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Million Dollar Bust in Rankin County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

On Monday December 10, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Rankin County Criminal Interdiction Deputy Decell conducted a stop on a Ford Motorhome on Interstate 20 in Rankin County for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop the deputy suspected the vehicle was transporting drugs and/or contraband. A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of marijuana. The vehicle and driver were transported to the sheriff’s office shop.

A further search of the vehicle at the shop revealed over 300 pounds of high grade marijuana, over 11 pounds of marijuana “shatter” and almost 5,000 THC “Vape Pens” concealed inside the vehicle. The driver Peter J. MONTI was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and transported to the Rankin County Jail.

District Attorney Michael Guest will bring the suspect before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance. No Bond has been set at this time.

The street value of the marijuana, “shatter” and “vape pens” is over one million dollars.

Peter J. MONTI
31 YOA Male
885 Willow Road
Ormond, Florida

Send these boyz to clean up the Gold Coast

Vape Oil
The Good Stuff

Kingfish note:  The suspect should not be confused with Dr. Peter Monti at Brown University, the respected researcher of substance abuse. 

JJ was fortunate enough to obtain through a public records request the video of the stop itself.  The video shows the probable cause the police had to stop the vehicle.


Anonymous said...

Never heard of 'shatter'. What's that?

Anonymous said...

Actually, we will never see a probable cause dash-cam video from Rankin because there has never BEEN probable cause.

Cousin Eddie said...

@ 8:32 AM So What. Illegal activity is still illegal activity. Good job Rankin County law. All the evil weed, shatter, & Vap is OFF, I repeat OFF the street. Keeping this S**t away from our kids! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Great job Rankin S.O. Thank you for keeping our county safe.
What’s the matter 8:32AM? Did you get busted by the honest law enforcement of Rankin county trying to transport your drugs?
Keep yourself and your illegal activity on the West side of the Pearl River. If you don’t, we have a jail cell and judges who follow the law waiting for you!

Anonymous said...

This dope didn't come from Florida. It likely came from Kalifornia.

Anonymous said...

These drugs and paraphernalia were never intended for Rankin County. They were just traveling through.


Anonymous said...

Shatter is just one form of dabs, the catch-all term for marijuana concentrates produced by extracting cannabinoids like THC and CBD, the plant’s psychoactive chemicals. Other well-known forms include “budder,” which has a creamier, wax-like consistency, and oils, which are golden and honey-like. For all dabs, extraction involves running a solvent — usually butane, carbon dioxide, or propane — through marijuana buds to pull out the cannabinoids, then evaporating the solvent and gathering the resins left behind.

The term “shatter” is derived from the fact that the leftover resin is often cooled into a glassy sheet, similar to boiled caramel hardening into candy. When dropped, the sheet — surprise — shatters. On the street, users are more likely to buy it in a thick, taffy-like form that sells for $60-70 per gram.

Anonymous said...

8:29 -

You can use a solvent - usually butane in one of those cans used to recharge reusable lighters - to extract the psychoactive compounds from cannabis. It dries to a hard, peanut-brittle-consistency compound that can... shatter. Also known as BHO (butane hash oil) or dab (because it's usually vaporized by dabbing it onto a hot nail and inhaling the fumes).

It's funny how incredibly lucky Rankin law enforcement is at getting these huge busts.

Anonymous said...

Cops using controversial database to identify search and seizure targets

Anonymous said...

Dear God that's a lot of stuff, seemingly.

Louis LeFleur said...

Thanks for that interesting read, Anon. 9:15. The linked Washington Post article is even more interesting, but both stories are four years old. Wonder what's happened to this source in the meantime? Regardless, *if* RCSO is, in fact, using this source, it sure explains their high rate of such incidents. I'd wondered about that quite a bit recently.

Anonymous said...

Great. Now folks from Rankin County are going to have to cross over into Hinds County to get their herbs.

Anonymous said...

As a resident of Rankin County with two teenage sons, I don't give a shit how the RCSO or any other law enforcement agency goes about gleaning data to get drugs off the streets, especially an amount like this most recent bust. The drug dealers & runners are going to extraordinary measures to move their product around to avoid getting caught, so LEOs have to up their game. I applaud them for doing just that!!

Anonymous said...

I feel quantities such as this surely can be traced in some fashion to organized crime syndicates. That said ,as a general rule within reasonable parameters, this sort of oppression is akin to getting popped driving through a dry county with a couple bottles of hooch. Back in reality, more and more States are seeing he light, legalizing and taxing it. With MS being the last state to repeal alcohol prohibition, I see us continuing to go backwards for the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

yes, as a Rankin County resident, it doesn't matter how many laws are broken or rights trampled upon, as long as the RCSO gets those drugs off the interstate bound for other states, my boys will be safe except when I buy them alcohol for their parties.

it doesn't matter to me that the RCSO is more concerned with stopping the cars with loads of money vs just getting drugs off the street and using faked traffic stops satisfies my desire that the means will always justify the ends when it comes to saving the chillren

Anonymous said...

Mr. LeFleur:

Black Asphalt, a private surveillance network police can use to identify potential motorists to target

Anonymous said...

Santa Claus is coming to Town. NOT!

Anonymous said...

11:07 am

Why don’t you piss test your kids daily if you are worried they are gonna smoke some herb?

Louis LeFleur said...

Anon. 11:50, thanks for the update. I realize civil asset forfeiture laws are controversial and I'm not quite sure where I stand. There are always some bad apples who will use it for personal or otherwise improper gain. Still, I basically side with those who want the drugs off the streets by any means possible.

Anonymous said...

12:04, 11:07 here. Thanks for the advice; I might just do that. Better yet, why don't you raise your kids the way you see fit, and I'll do what I think is best for mine.

Anonymous said...

What the hell!! This guy don't look hispanic. He looks like Billy Bob from Rankin County. Traffic stop? No way!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Rankin is using Palantir Technologies products/services/databases? For those who want to know what it is, Google will provide the good, the bad and the lunatic - what one chooses to believe is up to the reader.

Anonymous said...

I'm not saying the dopers ought to have free passage. All I'm saying is there IS no probable cause, regardless of what you clowns think or say. It's a joke to suggest these people are weaving or speeding or have a tail light out or snatched the wheel when they shouldn't have. Good on the cops for getting them, I guess, but let's be honest about these bull-shit stops.

Maybe the dopers need to swing south and go around to 13 at Mendenhall and come out at Pelahatchie where there ain't no law.

Anonymous said...

Colorado sells over a billion dollars of this openly every year, but Mississippi has more than twice the murder rate. Man, we are a backwards, moralizing citizenry to keep supporting prohibition like this.

Anonymous said...

I’d like to congratulate drugs on winning the war on drugs....

All these idiots proclaiming they don’t care if Police break the law if it gets drugs off the street will not be singing that tune when they are arrested for something. Crooked cops are crooked cops whether they are depriving guilty or innocent people of their rights. Google “wrongful convictions” and learn a little.

Anonymous said...

What 5:12 said...

Anonymous said...

Just an observation from someone who doesn't like pot but doesn't mind if others enjoy it, much like a confirmed Scotch drinker doesn't like Bourbon, but doesn't mind if others enjoy it:

There have been exponentially more people killed over the selling of pot than those who have overdosed on it. True enough, there are folks who have moved from pot to harder stuff and died or ruined their own and other lives, but the fact remains that under current law and the black market it creates, more folks die from the trade than the usage.

Insofar as "the war on drugs," it has been much like sending a division of highly-trained special forces troops on a certain-death mission to take out a squad of soon-to-be latrine orderlies still in basic. In other words, there is no congratulations relevant to drugs because the drugs never even noticed war was being waged against them.

Anonymous said...

@1:32, is Palantir the same spy gadgetry invented by our friends that have an entire military unit dedicated to censoring our internet here when we say something they don't agree with?

Anonymous said...

Just want to know if these preloaded vapes are available in our area. Have never read about them and wonder if they are selling locally and are they illegal? If not, why not? Who controls this business? No wonder the shops are cropping up all over if they actually sell drugs legally!

Anonymous said...

9:03PM, 1:32PM responding:

Palantir is Palantir. It is a commercial enterprise; wasn't "invented." As to the military units censoring JJ (or the Internet in MS), well alrighty then. On the other hand, Palantir does have some serious and complex issues with the way it utilizes the technology it has, in part, developed. If Rankin County does use stuff from them, it may have some of those same serious issues. Hence my original question.

Look at it like this: if a person built an AR-15 using existing technology along with their own "tweaks" and then put that AR complete with a loaded magazine of whatever round capacity on a table, it is no more or less than an advancement of technology capable of nothing on its own. Take it to a range and teach someone the basics of safe gun handling, marksmanship, etc. and it is a safe tool doing a socially-reasonable job. Use that same rifle to shoot up a crowd of innocent concert-goers and it is a weapon of mass destruction. In other words, it isn't the tool or the tech, it is the usage. Why do people have such problems understanding that concept? If someone were to drop a dozen pianos out of helicopter on that same group of innocent concert-goers, would any reasonable person suggest banning either pianos or helicopters? Would anyone suggest that a fingerprint password for one's own device, when that fingerprint was solely used for that purpose and secure as to the device, was "intrusive?" Again, it isn't the device or even the tech, it is usage.

Anonymous said...

Great post, @9:11.... Lots has changed since I attended weed college...

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