Half-pound of pot found after traffic stop in city

Published 11:20 am Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Vicksburg man accused of transporting a half-pound of marijuana, valued at $600, was in jail this morning without bond.

Michael Smith, 25, 65 Smith Road, was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. today and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said.

Smith was stopped near Clay and Spring streets for driving with no headlights, Stewart said. A canine search of the vehicle turned up marijuana hidden under the driver’s seat, and $1,200 was seized from Smith after his arrest, Stewart said.

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Smith was at Vicksburg Police Department headquarters this morning awaiting his initial court appearance.