After a traffic stop by a State Trooper in Franklin County, he detained 18 illegal immigrants. The trooper initially thought that the vehicle was hauling narcotics because of its weight. Instead, he found 18 Guatemalans, and one said they were involved in trafficking. Sheriff Ricky Jones said 15 of the immigrants were free to be released into Franklin County. Neighboring sheriffs Scott Cass from Lamar County and Lewis Tatum from Hopkins County agreed with Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones that there had been no guidance from the federal government on what to do in the situation.