Sheriff says traffic stop nets cocaine find - - The News for South Mississippi

Sheriff says traffic stop nets cocaine find

JACKSON, MS. (AP) - Two Georgia men were in the Hinds County jail after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of two pounds of cocaine. The Clarion Ledger on Saturday reported that the Hinds County Sheriff's Department made the stop Monday night on I-20.

A Sheriff's Department news release says Dexter Wright and Richard Lee Hughes were arrested after deputies found about two pounds of powdered cocaine with a street value of $30,000.

According to the release the Sheriff's Department has started forfeiture proceedings on the 2008 Acura that was used to transport the drugs.

The driver, 31-year-old Hughes, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and the passenger, 40-year-old Wright, faces a possession charge. The men were in jail on $50,000 bond each.          

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