Mobile police say a Mississippi man was bringing a large amount of cocaine into the area from out of state to be resold when he was arrested at the Tillman’s Corner Wal-Mart Tuesday night.

Terrence McClendon, 37 of Moss Point, Miss., was arrested in Mobile for trafficking cocaine Dec. 6. (Mobile Metro Jail)

Terrence McClendon, 37 of Moss Point, Miss., was arrested in Mobile for trafficking cocaine Dec. 6. (Mobile Metro Jail)

Terrence McClendon, 37 of Moss Point, Miss., was a “known drug trafficking suspect,” and his arrest this week is part of a long-term investigation by the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team (MCSENT) targeting out-of-state drugs and those who move them.

Based on information obtained over the course of that investigation, MCSENT was able to intercept the delivery of a kilo of cocaine that police say McClendon had arranged to deliver to local drug dealers.

According to police, the cocaine would have been valued at nearly $100,000 had it made it onto the streets in Mobile or its surrounding communities. McClendon was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine in connection to the operation.

Police seized a GMC Yukon McClendon was driving at the time of his arrest. He was then booked into the Mobile Metro Jail shortly after 11 p.m., Dec. 6, where he was still in custody as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday.