Two people were charged with transporting Oxycodone pills in plastic tubes attached to the rear bumper of a car after a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Ridgeland.
On Tuesday, the Ridgeland Police Department ICE Team stopped a Chevrolet Cruze on I-95 North near mile marker 23 for following too closely and an improper lane change. A police dog sniffed out the pills that were in two PVC pipes zip-tied to the rear bumper. The pipes were removed, and officers found 2,000 Oxycodone, a news release said.
The driver, Antonio Hernandez Diaz, 45, and passenger Brunilda De La Caridad, 47, both of Miami, were charged with trafficking Oxycodone. They were taken to the Jasper County Jail, where bail was set at $50,000 each.