TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Tishomingo County deputies were led on a short chase over the weekend before arresting a man in possession of drugs, according to the sheriff.
It happened Saturday, August 18 on County Road 992 in the Iuka area.
Sheriff John Daugherty said deputies were conducting a safety check-point when a pickup truck pulled up and deputies noticed a pipe (one that is commonly used to smoke methamphetamine) in plain view.
Daugherty said the driver, Billy Don Hall, 35, of Dennis, sped off when deputies confronted him. Deputies chased Hall until he finally pulled over to the side of the road and deputies were able to arrest him.
Daugherty said deputies noticed Hall had attempted to throw away "some alleged bags of methamphetamine, but the bags were all recovered by deputies." Deputies also discovered a firearm in the vehicle.
Deputies found out Hall is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) for a previous felony drug crime.
Hall has been charged with felony tampering with evidence, felony possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and felony fleeing.
Hall sits at the Tishomingo County jail, and he waits for a bond to be set.
The MDOC has placed a "hold" on Hall as well.