HPD seizes 42 lbs of marijuana on I-59

A routine traffic stop on Interstate 59 Monday morning turned into a major drug bust for Hattiesburg police.

Officials say 40-year-old David Moreno of Texas was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute over a kilo of marijuana.

Investigators say after stopping Moreno for a traffic violation they became suspicious of his behavior. That's when a K9 unit searched his Ford Ranger and allegedly discovered the 42 pounds of pot. Officials say the drugs were found in the cab and in a spare tire.