May 16, 2022

Rankin County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Team Seizes over 20 Pounds of Cocaine

Mary Apel

K9 Ira with 22 lbs of cocaine

On Monday afternoon, May 16, 2022, deputies with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team made a traffic stop on a GMC pickup truck on Interstate 20 for a traffic violation.

During the stop, Deputy John Johnson developed probable cause that the driver was possibly involved in criminal activity.

Canine deputy Ira and her handler Lee Sanders of the Madison Police Department responded to the scene and Ira alerted on the vehicle.

The vehicle and driver were transported to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Shop for a more detailed search. During the search, deputies discovered approximately 20 pounds of cocaine located in a false compartment in the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Armando Dominguez, was placed under arrest and transported to the Rankin County Jail. and booked on the charge of Aggravated Trafficking.

District Attorney “Bubba” Bramlett will bring Dominguez before Rankin County Court Judge David Morrow for an Initial Appearance.

Photo: 26-year-old Armando Dominguez (Rankin County Sheriff’s Office)

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