Police: Man arrested in Vicksburg for having over 500 grams of meth

Police: Man arrested in Vicksburg for having over 500 grams of meth
(Source: Vicksburg Police Dept.)

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WLBT) - A 30-year-old Vicksburg man has been arrested for possessing over 500 grams of meth, police say.

Chauncey Rankin was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit Friday in the Kings area of Vicksburg.

He was found to have over 500 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $41,000.

Chauncey Rankin
Chauncey Rankin (Source: Vicksburg Police Dept.)

A search warrant was executed at his home a short time later.

There, police found more meth, digital scales, a 5.56mm semi-automatic rifle and over $3,500.

This was all collected as evidence.

Rankin was charged with aggravated trafficking of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

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