September 26, 2022

Rankin County Deputies Seize 5 Kilos Of Cocaine During Traffic Stop

Morgan Howard

Source: Rankin County SO
Rankin County Deputies arrested one man and seized 5 kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop.
On Monday, September 26, a deputy with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction team made a traffic stop on a Ford pickup truck on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.
While speaking with the driver, the deputy became suspicious of the discrepancies in the driver and passenger’s stories.
During a consensual search of the vehicle, the deputy with the assistance of his K-9 partner, “Voodoo”, discovered approximately 5 kilograms of cocaine located in a hidden compartment in the vehicle.
Both the driver and the passenger were arrested.
The driver was identified as Mario Antonio Quilantan and the passenger was Julio Ceasar Hernandez. Both suspects were taken to the Rankin County Jail and booked on the charge of Aggravated Trafficking.
District Attorney “Bubba” Bramlett will bring both suspects before Rankin County Court Judge David Morrow for an Initial Appearance.

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