- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - Two women have been arrested after heroin was seized in Mississippi from a sports utility vehicle with a 3-month-old baby inside.

WLBT-TV reports that 23-year-old Arlene Viridiana Moya and 23-year-old Trisha Lynne Ibarra were arrested Monday night after the vehicle was stopped for traffic violation. They are charged with aggravated trafficking of heroin.

Rankin County Interstate Interdiction Task Force Deputy Lindley found 51 pounds of heroin in the vehicle. Ibarra, the passenger and vehicle owner, had her child in the vehicle with her. Moya was the driver.

Judge Tom Broome ordered that child protective services to take custody of the child.

Both women are being held at the Rankin County Jail without a bond. It’s unclear if the women have an attorney.


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