Traffic stop in Hancock County reveals $35,000 in marijuana - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Traffic stop in Hancock County reveals $35,000 in marijuana

Posted: Updated:
Drugs discovered in traffic stop. Image source: Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Drugs discovered in traffic stop. Image source: Hancock County Sheriff's Department.
Mario Knotz. Image source: Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Mario Knotz. Image source: Hancock County Sheriff's Department.
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A Minnesota man was arrested Monday after he was stopped by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office Interdiction Unit and reportedly found with approximately $35,000 in marijuana, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.

Commander Jeremy Skinner says Mario Knotz, 40, of Forrest Lake, Minnesota was driving a 2013 Ford Fusion without a license plate when he was stopped on Highway 90 near Waveland.

Skinner said deputies obtained probable cause to search the vehicle and discovered 15 pounds of hydroponic marijuana.

Sheriff Ricky Adam stated, "Although I am always excited when my Interdiction Unit finds illegal narcotics on the interstate and removes them from the street, I am especially excited about this stop being that this marijuana was enroute to our community directly for distribution."

Knotz was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. He is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail pending his initial appearance.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
  • Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
    (WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
    A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
  • Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:53:06 GMT
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party.More >>
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party. Deputies said it escalated into a gun battle near the Cadillac Club on Thelma Andrews Road.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.