published Saturday, September 14th, 2013

8 kilograms of heroin seized in Rankin County, Miss.

PEARL, Miss. — Rankin County authorities say they made a major heroin bust after a traffic stop on Interstate 20.

WLBT-TV reports that eight kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $1 million, was seized around 7 a.m. Saturday

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says the heroin bust could among be the largest in state history. Two men are in custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The men are set for an initial court appearance in Rankin County on Monday.

Authorities say the bust was a joint effort between Pearl police and the Rankin County Sheriff's Departments.

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