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Pearl Drug Bust

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On 04/16/2013, at approx. 0100 hours, an officer of the Pearl Police Department stopped a 2005 Nissan Altima, for a traffic violation, in the area of Interstate 20 eastbound and the 48 mile marker.  It was driven by Faustino Julian Garcia, age 27, of 6824 Larmanda Street #300, Dallas Texas.

Discrepancies were detected during the traffic stop and consent to search the vehicle was requested and granted. A search revealed approximately 1 kilogram of cocaine concealed in the windshield wiper cowling of the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Rankin County Jail on charged of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He is scheduled to appear in Pearl Municipal Court, this Thursday morning at 8 a.m., for his initial appearance and bond consideration and evaluation. The vehicle and cocaine were both seized by the Pearl Police Department.  Mr. Garcia’s photo is attached.


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