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MS Highway patrol makes 3 significant arrests in August

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August has been a good month for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. According to MS Department of Public Safety Public Affairs Director Warren Strain, Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers made three significant arrests in the month of August: a most wanted suspect, suspects possessing marijuana and two others were allegedly found with cocaine.

On August 13, Strain said the troopers arrested a most wanted suspect on I-20 in Rankin County. That suspect, who is from Gulfport, was wanted for numerous charges including false pretense, uttering forgery, fraud, writing bad checks, computer fraud and embezzlement.

Then on Saturday, two Georgia suspects were arrested on I-10 in Hancock County accused of possession with intent to distribute five pounds of marijuana.

And on Sunday, troopers arrested two men on I-20 in Rankin County for possessing a kilogram of cocaine. The estimated street value on that cocaine is $25,000, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Jason Gazzo.

Strain said all the troopers involved in the five arrests are part of the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Interdiction team.

"These troopers are highly trained in contraband and specialized training in identifying and arresting criminal enterprises," Strain said.

Gazzo said Mississippi's interstate 10 and interstate 20 are known as major thoroughfares for drug couriers.

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