Drug trafficking suspect receives $250K bond, has bonded out

Published 10:25 am Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Vicksburg man arrested and charged with both drug and gun charges has had his case bound over to the grand jury and received a $250,000 bond.

Monday, Vicksburg Judge Penny Lawson placed bonds totaling $250,000 on Chauncey Rankin, 30, in connection to his arrest over the weekend and the discovery of methamphetamine, a semi-automatic rifle, digital scales and cash.

After a brief chase in the Kings area Friday, Rankin was arrested by the Vicksburg Police Department’s narcotics division’s NET team.

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Rankin was in possession of over 500 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $41,000 at the time of his arrest.

A search warrant executed later at his home later resulted in the discovery of more methamphetamine, digital scales, a 5.56 mm semi-automatic rifle and over $3,500 cash.

Rankin was charged with aggravated trafficking of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Lawson placed a $200,000 bond on the drug trafficking charge and an additional $50,000 bond on the weapons charge.

According to officials at the Warren County Jail, Rankin has already posted bond.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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