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 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
Dixon has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent
to deliver. Dixon was being held in the jail pending an initial