Two Men Arrested On Drug Charges

A traffic stop in Ocean Springs turned into a drug investigation Friday morning.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper stopped a pickup truck on Highway 90 for an expired inspection sticker. While questioning the driver, the officer spotted some suspected drug paraphernalia inside the truck.

Investigators found a material believed to be crystal meth amphetamine and equipment to manufacture the illegal drug. The driver and a passenger were both arrested.

Two Jackson County men were arrested on misdemeanor charges for possession of contraband. Those charges could be upgraded if lab tests confirm the material is crystal meth.