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Police: Mississippi lawyer arrested on meth charge

A Mississippi attorney has been arrested on drug charges.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 9:43 AM
Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 9:43 AM

RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi attorney has been arrested on drug charges.

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Richland police said in a Facebook post that Jeffrey Knight was arrested during a traffic stop conducted for numerous traffic violations on Tuesday night. A drug detection K-9 alerted officers, who conducted a search and found 8 grams of methamphetamine hidden inside the car.

News outlets report Knight, a local attorney, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

He posted $100,000 bail on Wednesday morning.

District Attorney Michael Guest says a conviction for possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute in 2011 was dropped from Knight's record after he completed a pre-trial aversion program.

It's unclear if Knight has a lawyer.

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