On Friday, August 18, 2017, around 11:00 pm. the Rankin County Criminal Interdiction Deputy Johnson, stopped a commercial car hauler on Interstate 20 in Rankin County for traffic violations. The vehicle was searched by authorities and it was revealed that there were approximately 95 pounds of suspected methamphetamine-ice.
The drugs were located inside a tool box and a false compartment in one of the vehicles the commercial vehicle was transporting. The illegal drugs along with the vehicle used to conceal the drugs were seized.
The driver of the transport was released pending further investigation.
The street value of the seized methamphetamine is approximately 1.5 million dollars. At this time, this is the largest meth seizure in the U.S. for calendar year 2017. The sheriff’s department is currently working with federal authorities on this case.