Two men charged with trafficking in cocaine, methamphetamine, more

Published 2:25 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

On Jan. 10, Demopolis patrol officers came in contact with a vehicle traveling west at a very high rate of speed on Highway 80. After stopping the vehicle, further investigations led to the recovery of a large amount of what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and illegal firearms.

The occupants of the vehicle were Tyquarious Landrum, 19, of Meridian, Mississippi, and Richard Velaquez, 35, of Sacramento, California. Both have been arrested.

Both subjects are currently charged with the following: trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree, receiving stolen property in the second degree, and carrying concealed weapons.

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Both men have been transported to the Marengo County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing.

“I have to commend our patrol officers for their actions and observations during this traffic stop, as well as our investigators and investigators from the District Attorney’s 17th Judicial Drug Task Force for their assistance with this case,” said Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers.

This case remains under investigation, and more charges are possible.