Iuka man faces drug-related charge

Joseph Wigginton | Photo: Tishomingo County Jail

Joseph Wigginton was arrested in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 5:00 PM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) – Deputies’ suspicion ends with the arrest of an Iuka man on a drug-related charge.

On Wednesday, Tishomingo County deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway in the Iuka area.

Deputies learned the vehicle did not belong to the residence by the homeowner. Deputies were able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The driver and the passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle and a search yielded several bags of alleged meth on the driver.

The driver, 29-year-old Joseph Wigginton of Iuka, was arrested and charged with the felony possession of a controlled substance.

His charge was enhanced due to being within 1,500 feet of Iuka Middle School at the time of being stopped

His bond was set at $3,500. The sheriff’s department says he is currently out on a previous felony drug charge. 

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