45 pounds of meth seized, 2 arrested on federal charges last Friday in Hub City

Both Covarrubias and Medrano are facing federal narcotics charges and have been booked in a...
Both Covarrubias and Medrano are facing federal narcotics charges and have been booked in a district that houses federal inmates.(Hattiesburg Police Department)
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 12:11 PM CDT
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - 45 pounds of methamphetamine was seized during a joint law enforcement operation that resulted in two people from California in Hattiesburg last Friday.

According to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesperson Ryan Moore, just after 8 p.m., members of multiple law enforcement agencies arrested Sergio Covarrubias, 36, and Salvador Medrano, 60, both of California, at a hotel in the 6500 block of U.S. Highway 49 after serving a search warrant.

Both Covarrubias and Medrano are facing federal narcotics charges and have been booked in a district that houses federal inmates.

Moore says the following law enforcement agencies participated in the operation:

  • Drug Enforcement Agency’s High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Taskforce
  • 12 NET/METRO Narcotics
  • HPD Special Ops and Star Team
  • Forrest County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lamar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
  • Forrest County K-9
  • Mississippi Attorney General’s Office

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