Harrison County deputies made a big bust Saturday morning when they uncovered a hidden compartment in a 1991 Jaguar, carrying more than $2 million worth of methamphetamine.
Deputies pulled the car over on I-10 around three Saturday morning because it did not have a tag. They discovered that the driver, 27-year-old Eduardo Robles, had a suspended driver's license. They say the passenger, 22-year-old Myra Vidal, owned the car and did not have insurance. Both showed IDs from California. Vidal's 3-year-old daughter was in the back seat.
Harrison County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Sauro says he noticed the couple was very nervous and decided to inspect the car. After searching for about 35 minutes, Sauro discovered a hidden compartment underneath the car. Inside, he found 55 pounds of methamphetamine. It's the largest meth bust ever made by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.
"Street value, conservatively, is $2.2 million," Sauro said. "They sell methamphetamine by the gram and if you were to break it down by the gram, that figure could quadruple."
The couple was apparently headed from California to Florida. The DEA is now investigating this case and the couple will face federal drug charges.
Both are in the Harrison County Jail under no bond. The child has been placed in the Harrison County Family Shelter.