Cops Find 37 Pounds of Meth in Spare Tire

Suspect was driving in a 'careless manner'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 13, 2020 6:00 PM CDT
Cops Find 37 Pounds of Meth in Spare Tire
"The negative impact it would have had, by destroying the lives of our citizens, could be detrimental to our society," Sheriff Mike Lee said.   (Getty Images/Winai Tepsuttinun)

Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle, the AP reports. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Flowood Police Department stopped a pickup truck along an interstate near Flowood early this month after spotting it driving in a "careless manner," according to the agencies. An officer conducting the stop discovered a tire in the bed of the truck, and inside it, an assisting deputy found 37.5 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of $350,000, WLBT reports. The driver was charged with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said. (More Mississippi stories.)

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