Trooper finds more than 100 pounds of marijuana in Itawamba County

According to Master Sgt. Ray Hall with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a state trooper stopped 57-year-old George Herbert Stonebreaker at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Thursday on Interstate 22.

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 4:32 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2018 10:53 PM

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – Troopers arrested a California man and discover more than 100 pounds of marijuana as a result of a traffic stop in Itawamba County.

According to Master Sgt. Ray Hall with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a state trooper stopped 57-year-old George Herbert Stonebreaker at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Thursday on Interstate 22.

Photo: MHP

George Stonebreaker | Photo: MHP

He was stopped for a traffic violation near Fulton. After a brief investigation, the trooper found the drugs in the bed of the 2015 Ford F-150.

The trooper also found 450 doses of marijuana wax.

As a result, Stonebreaker was charged with trafficking marijuana. His bond was set at $50,000.

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is assisting with the investigation.

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