Traffic stop finds two in possession of narcotics

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A traffic stop conducted by narcotics investigators led to two people being charged with possession of drugs.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said the stop was conducted by members of his narcotics division on July 22, near the intersection of Beech Street and Miss. 43 N.
As the investigators approached the vehicle they saw the passenger of the vehicle, later identified as 27-year-old Amanda Scogin of 200 Driftwood Dr., stuffing an unknown object into her pants, Allison said.
Officers spoke with the driver, identified as 36-year-old Christopher Dillard of 68 Buster Stockstill Rd., and asked both occupants to exit the vehicle, Allison said.
A female deputy was called to the scene to conduct a search of Scogin, at which time the deputy noticed a small baggy fall to the ground from her pants leg, the sheriff said.
Investigators conducted a field test on the substance in the bag, which preliminarily tested positive for methamphetamine, Allison said.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle the investigators found a small amount of marijuana, leading both suspects to be charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, Allison said. Scogin was additionally charged with destruction of evidence, the sheriff said.

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