At a safety checkpoint along Mississippi 13 South, Marion County Sheriff deputies made a stop that yielded more than two pounds of methamphetamines and sent three people to jail Saturday night.
Contact was made at the checkpoint with Gary Jamal Daughtry, where deputies conducted a roadside investigation. They then discovered the methamphetamines, 55 dosages of codeine cough syrup and a firearm.
Daughtry was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, felony controlled substance trafficking, felony controlled substance enhanced penalty possession of a firearm at the scene, felony weapon possession by a convicted felon and a misdemeanor DUI. He is currently in the Marion County Jail as of press time with a $350,000 bond.
Two other individuals were arrested, Travon Nikez Pittman, 21, of Poplarville and Malcomb Amad Patrick, 26, of Columbia, both of whom were later released.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the matter.