MHP seizes marijuana & illegal edible candies after traffic stop

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UPDATE: 7/17/2020

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Charges have been dropped against a man who was arrested Tuesday by The Mississippi Highway Patrol for allegedly trafficking drugs.

According to the Pike County Justice Court, the controlled substance chargers were later dismissed against 28-year-old Tyrece Q. McDonald.

He was held at the Pike County Jail for speeding including three felonies: possession of marijuana, possesion of schedule one narcotics and trafficking in controlled substances.

McDonald still faces a charge for speeding.


PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol seized 15 pounds of marijuana, along with 12 pounds of illegal edible candies, following a traffic stop on I-55 in Pike County.

According to MHP, a state trooper noticed a Mercedes Benz passenger car speeding just before 4:30 p.m. on July 14. The trooper initiated a traffic stop. During the investigation, the trooper searched the vehicle and found the drugs.

The driver, 28-year-old Tyrece Q. McDonald of Madison, was arrested and transported to the Pike County Jail. He has been charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of schedule one narcotics, felony trafficking in controlled substances and speeding.

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics assisted with the case.

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