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More than 17 pounds of cocaine found during traffic stop in Perry County

A traffic stop in New Augusta led to the seizure of more than 17 pounds of cocaine.
A traffic stop in New Augusta led to the seizure of more than 17 pounds of cocaine.(Source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 11:48 AM CDT
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PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says it made one of the largest drug busts in county history Wednesday night.

The sheriff’s office said a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 98 in New Augusta led to the seizure of more than 17 pounds of cocaine with a street value of roughly $320,000.

A Facebook post by the sheriff’s office said the drug cache was found stashed inside hidden compartments in the suspect’s vehicle.

Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Garza
Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Garza(Source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)

Officials identified the suspect as 37-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Garza. He is being charged with aggravated drug trafficking and careless driving.

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