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Two Memphis women arrested in MS for human trafficking

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two Memphis women were arrested and charged with human trafficking in Tueplo on Monday, according to the Tueplo Police Department.

On July 8, officers received information regarding possible prostitution at a Tupelo motel. Officers responded to the motel, where they found three people inside the room, police say.


Terraneika Poplar, 19, and Destiney Plummer, 20, were arrested and charged with human trafficking.

Left to right: Terraneika Poplar and Destiney Plummer (Photos courtesy of the Tupelo Police Department)

On Wednesday, Poplar and Plummer made their initial court appearances, and Judge Willie Allen denied bond for both women.

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“Tupelo Police, with the assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services, and the Center for Violence Prevention, were able to make the arrests and rescue a female juvenile at the scene,” said Tueplo Chief of Police John Quaka. “This is a despicable crime, and TPD will use all available resources to make sure these offenders, or any future offenders, are brought to justice. It saddens me that this type of crime occurs.”

In March of this year, Destiney Plummer was arrested in Memphis and charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon after a street fight that left her mother dead.

Destiney Plummer (MPD)

Court documents state that Plummer shot “in the direction” of the man accused of shooting her mother to death during the altercation.

At the time, she was released on a $5,000 bond.

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