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Texas trucker held on drug charges in Pearl River County

A Houston, Texas, trucker was being

held in the Pearl River County jail Saturday after his arrest for

possession of 230 pounds of marijuana.

Willie Huff, chief of enforcement for the Mississippi Department

of Transportation, said the marijuana was found Friday in a tractor

trailer rig being driven by 37-year-old Henry L. Dixon Jr. Huff

said the rig was pulling an empty flat bed trailer.

The rig had stopped at a weigh station in Pearl River County in

south Mississippi when MDOT inspectors decided to look it over,

Huff said.

Huff said the inspector became suspicious of the driver's

actions and answers to the officer's questions. Huff said Dixon

gave consent to a search of the cab.

Huff said the marijuana was found in the sleeper area of the

cab.

Dixon has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent

to deliver. Dixon was being held in the jail pending an initial

court appearance.

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