- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Police seized 125 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/2o5y9jw ) that a Pearl police officer pulled over a motor home at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday. The officer, John Johnson, became suspicious and asked the driver for permission to search it. The driver allowed the search and Johnson discovered the alleged drugs.

Police say the drugs are worth about $1.4 million on the street.

Police say Johnson arrested the driver, Ernesto Reyes-Armendariz. Johnson brought Reyes-Armendariz to the Rankin County Jail. He is being held without bail until his first appearance before a judge. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.


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