August 9, 2023

$175K Worth Of Cocaine, Drugs Seized During Leake Co. Traffic Stop

Morgan Howard

The Leake County Sheriff’s Department made a significant drug bust August 8th.
Around 5:30 p.m., Deputy Chase Quimby noticed a red, Ford F-150 with Texas license plates, driving carelessly on Hwy 25 in the area of Red Dog Road.
As Dep. Quimby spoke with the driver, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Dep. Quimby was able to conduct a probable cause search of the vehicle, in which he found two jars that held what is believed to be marijuana.
There was also a large amount of cash laying on the seat of the truck.
As Dep. Quimby continued his search, Deputy Josh Pinkard and Investigator Jerry Horn arrived to assist.
When the search was complete, officers found approximately 2 kilograms of a white powdery substance found believed to be cocaine.
The sheriff’s department said the two “bricks” of cocaine were packaged in a manner that leads to believe the narcotics had been transported from Mexico. The money that was recovered came to a total of $9,043.
The narcotics that were recovered are believed to have had a street value of around $175,000 and could have been used to distribute to around 2000 individuals!
Pictured in the photo from Left to Right: Inv. Horn, Sheriff Randy W. Atkinson, Dep. Tucker, Dep. Pinkard. (Deputy Chase Quimby not pictured)

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