HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — One person is arrested during a traffic stop in Hinds County.
According to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Willie Earl Bell, Jr. is charged with trafficking of a controlled substance- marijuana and possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm.
Deputies pulled over a Dodge Charger Monday for a traffic violation on I-20 near Edwards. The law enforcement officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.
The driver refused consent to search the vehicle.
We’re told a K-9 alerted deputies that drugs were possibly in the car. They found five pounds of marijuana, hydrocodone, and ecstasy pills along with a loaded gun.