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Man, woman from Moss Point facing drug charges in LA

(Photo source: Louisiana State Police) (Photo source: Louisiana State Police)
Phyllis Williams (Photo source: Louisiana State Police) Phyllis Williams (Photo source: Louisiana State Police)
Demetrius Rankins (Photo source: Louisiana State Police) Demetrius Rankins (Photo source: Louisiana State Police)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (WLOX) -

A traffic stop for a minor violation on I-10 ended with a man and woman from Moss Point behind bars on drug charges in Louisiana.

Louisiana State Police said Demetrius Rankins, 43, and Phyllis Williams, 29, were arrested after troopers found $45,000 worth of cocaine in their car Wednesday.

A Facebook post from LSP says Rankins and Williams were pulled over on the interstate in Calcasieu Parish for following a vehicle to close. A search of the vehicle uncovered 5 pounds of the drug, according to LSP.

Rankins and Williams are charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule II narcotics. Rankins’ bond was set at $50,250, and Williams’ was set at $25,000.

If convicted, each suspect will face two to 30 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines.

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