May 14, 2024

Rankin County K-9 Voodoo Assists in Fentanyl Seizure on Interstate 20

Morgan Howard

Source: Rankin County SO
Source: Rankin County SO

On Friday, May 10, at approximately 2:10 p.m. Rankin County Criminal Interdiction Deputy John Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Truck on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.

During the stop Johnson developed probable cause that the suspect may be involved in drug trafficking.

Deputy Tony Shack and his K9 partner Voodoo, along with other members of the Criminal Interdiction Team responded to the location. A K-9 search of the vehicle received a positive alert by Officer Voodoo.

A search of the vehicle revealed two non-factory false compartments in the vehicle. Approximately 22 pounds of the deadly drug fentanyl was located inside the compartments.

The driver of the vehicle, Arturo Gonsen-Miranda was arrested for aggravated trafficking of a Controlled Substance and transported to the Rankin County Jail.

Source: Rankin Co. SO
Source: Rankin Co. SO
Source: Rankin Co. SO
Source: Rankin Co. SO

District Attorney John “Bubba” Bramlett will bring the suspect before Rankin County Court Judge David Morrow for an initial appearance. No Bond has been set at this time.

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