Deputies arrest man with meth

Deputies arrest man with meth


A Neshoba County man was arrested on drug-related charges after a late morning traffic stop off Highway 16 East last week.

The man, Rodney Eric Copeland, 45, 10660 Road 2826, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, according to Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark.

The stop was made at the intersection of Road 553 and Road 618 where Copeland was stopped apparently smoking marijuana with a woman.

Copeland’s bond was denied because he was out on felony bond for another drug arrest on Jan. 8, Clark said.

Deputies encountered Copeland at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the wheel of a white Chevy Malibu parked in the middle of the intersection with a female passenger.

Deputies reported the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Clark said. They quickly determined that Copeland had neither his driver’s license nor a medical marijuana card and was out on felony bond.

A search of the car found 3.5 grams of methamphetamine hidden behind the peddles of the car and a meth pipe hidden behind a removable panel of the radio.

The female passenger was detained and brought to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning but was not charged and was subsequently released.

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