Erratic driving results in drug bust Sunday

Erratic driving results in drug bust Sunday


A Neshoba County man was arrested and charged with drug possession after deputies saw him driving erratically on Fork Road this weekend, the authorities said.

The man, Roger Dale Pearson, 37, of 10480 Road 432, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said Pearson also received traffic citations for driving without insurance and careless driving.

Deputies encountered Pearson on Sunday, Jan. 22, on Road 383 in the early afternoon, Clark said. Road 383 is also known as Fork Road.

According to Clark, the deputy saw Pearson cross the center line of the road when the two passed each other. Clark said the deputy made the stop about a mile west of the intersection with Highway 15.

Clark said Pearson appeared to be “very nervous” when the deputy was talking to him. The deputy reported seeing an open pouch in the passenger seat containing drug paraphernalia that included a spoon and a set of scales.

A further search revealed more than four grams of methamphetamine. 

Clark said the drugs could fetch as much as $50 a gram and that amount could last a user, depending on their habit, between a couple of days to a whole week.

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