Traffic stop in Jasper County leads to drug arrests

Traffic stop in Jasper County leads to drug arrests
Joshua Carpenter. Source: Jasper County Sheriff
Joshua Carpenter. Source: Jasper County Sheriff

JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop on I-59 involving a stolen box truck out of the state of Maryland.

The driver, 26-year old Joseph Watts, from Frederick, Maryland is charged with possession of controlled substance, heroin.

The passenger Joshua Carpenter, 20-year-old from Statesville, North Carolina, is charged with possession of controlled substance, cocaine.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department is currently awaiting on information from Maryland in regards to the stolen vehicle charge.