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Traffic stop leads to large drug bust in Hattiesburg

Traffic stop leads to huge drug bust in Hattiesburg; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.) Traffic stop leads to huge drug bust in Hattiesburg; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.)
Leonard Burge, 35, of Meridian, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance. (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.) Leonard Burge, 35, of Meridian, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance. (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.)
Traffic stop leads to huge drug bust in Hattiesburg; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.) Traffic stop leads to huge drug bust in Hattiesburg; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A traffic stop in Hattiesburg lead to a large drug bust on Saturday.

Leonard Burge, 35, of Meridian, was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.

Around 9:30 p.m. Hattiesburg Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 6000 Block of U.S. 49 for an obscured tag.

Officers then searched the vehicle and discovered a large amount of narcotics in Burge's possession.

Roughly 11 lbs of methamphetamine, over 1,000 Xanax pills, marijuana, over 200 ecstasy pills, and liquid codeine were seized from the vehicle.

Burge was booked in the Forrest County Jail.

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