JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.
On November 24, 2016, a Jones County Sheriff's Deputy was patrolling an area of I-59 when he observed a vehicle traveling closely behind another vehicle. Because of traffic conditions and the unsafe driving behavior, the vehicle was pulled over by the deputy.
The driver identified himself as Cory Lyles, 32 of Laurel.
The deputy quickly noticed Lyles was extremely nervous, heavy breathing and hands trembling.
The deputy reassured Lyles that he wasn't going to issue him a citation, but would give him a written warning.
Several times Lyles was reminded he was only going to be given a warning, but his nervous mannerisms continued.
Given the abnormal scene, the deputy felt the situation should be investigated further and asked for consent to search the vehicle, it was granted. The search revealed two large, sealed bags, containing a leafy green substance, believed to be marijuana. The two pounds of substance was determined to be hydroponic marijuana, carrying an extremely high THC content, which is considered to contribute to serious health issues for the user of the substance.
Lyle was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana with intent. His initial appearance is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m.