News Briefs From Across The State
By Monica Land
Suspect caught during traffic stop
A woman pulled over for a routine traffic stop has been charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute after 7.5 pounds of cocaine were found in her vehicle.
Gulfport authorities said on May 10, around 11:37 p.m., 45-year-old Lorena Aguillon Ramirez, of Pharr, Texas was pulled over for careless driving. Officers made the stop near the 9400 block of Highway 49.
When they searched her vehicle, a 1993 Chryslter minivan, they allegedly discovered the cocaine concealed in a hidden compartment of the vehicle.
Ramirez was arrested on the scene and her bond was set at $100,000.
Presence of bacteria leads to boil notice
The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued a boil water notice for customers of the Possumneck-Carmack Water Association in Attala County, WTVA reported.
MSDH officials report water samples show total coliform bacteria was present in a majority of the samples taken.
Officials said the notice affects about 1,335 customers.
Customers are advised to boil their water for at least one minute before drinking or cooking.
Officials issued the notice Tuesday morning.
June trial set in child porn case
A June trial date has been set for a man charged with possessing child pornography.
Court records say Billy Crum possessed illegal images in April 2010. He pleaded not guilty May 4.
The trial is scheduled for June 25 in U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Boat safety class offered in Redwood
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will offer a boat and water safety class on June 9 at the Mahanna Wildlife Management Area in Redwood.
The Vicksburg Post reports the program will begin at 8 a.m.
Anyone born after June 30, 1980 must complete the class before operating a boat in Mississippi.
To register for the class, call 601-618-5166.