JACKSON, MISS– Two separate stops over the weekend led to major drug busts by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The Mississippi Highway Patrol Interdiction Unit seized approximately 19 pounds of “ice,” which is meth in its purest form, nearly 10 pounds of high-grade marijuana, 1.1 pounds of cocaine, 9.3 ounces of heroin and nearly $1,000 cash.
The first stop was Friday around 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.
The other bust was Saturday around 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. 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, and they’re waiting to see the judge. Along with the contraband and vehicle, $725 was confiscated.
Both stops were on I-20 in Rankin County.