Two Memphis Women Arrested in Mississippi 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, police received a report of possible prostitution at a Tupelo motel. Officers responded to the scene and found three people inside the room, police said.

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 Tupelo Police Department)

On Wednesday, Poplar and Plummer made their first court appearance and Judge Willie Allen denied bail to 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 Violence Prevention Center, were able to make the arrests and rescue a juvenile at the scene,” said Tupelo Police Chief John Quaka. “This is a despicable crime, and TPD will use every resource available to ensure 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 (Vancouver Police Department)

Court documents say Plummer fired “in the direction” of the man accused of killing his mother during the altercation.

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

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