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Seat belt stop turns into drug bust in Waveland

Tarence John Everidge (Photo courtesy: Waveland Police Dept.) Tarence John Everidge (Photo courtesy: Waveland Police Dept.)

By WLOX Staff

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Waveland Police officer H. Bouganim was on his normal patrol Wednesday evening when a stop for a seat belt violation turned into a drug bust. A national campaign to issue tickets to drivers not wearing their seat belts has been going on all week. 

Around 6:40pm, the officer spotted a white Lexus traveling north bound on St. Joseph Street, and the driver did not have his seat belt on. So Bouganim turned around and stopped the vehicle.

The driver, 22-year-old Tarence John Everidge of Bay St Louis, stated that he did not have a valid driver's license. After an inventory search of the vehicle, the officers found about 1.5 ounces of Marijuana in multiple bags, scales and $99 in cash.

Everidge is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He was also ticketed for not having a valid driver's license and not wearing a seat belt. 

Bond for Everidge was set at $10,200. He has an initial court date in Waveland Municipal Court on July 9, 2009, at 9am.

Waveland Police Department reminds you to keep your seat belts on for your safety. All Hancock County law enforcement agencies are participating in the seat belt campaign.

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