2 women arrested after $10M worth of heroin, 3-month-old child found in SUV
On Monday January 22nd, 2018 9:15 p.m. Rankin County Interstate Interdiction Task Force Deputy Lindley conducted a stop on a white Ford S.U.V. on Interstate 20 in Rankin County for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop the deputy suspected the vehicle was transporting drugs and/or contraband. A consensual search exposed 51 pounds of Heroin concealed inside the vehicle. The driver Arlene Viridiana MOYA, and passenger/vehicle owner, Trisha Lynne IBARRA, were placed under arrest for aggravated trafficking of Heroin and transported to the Rankin County Jail. Trisha Lynne IBARRA had her 3 month old child in the vehicle with her.
Rankin County Court Judge Tom Broome was contacted about the welfare of the child. Judge Broome ordered that Child Protective Services respond take custody of the child.
District Attorney Michael Guest will bring the suspects before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel for an initial appearance. No Bond has been set at this time.
The wholesale street value of the heroin is approximately $2 million dollars. The retail street value of the heroin is approximately $10 million dollars.
This investigation is continuing.
Arlene Viridiana MOYA
23 YOA Female
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico