Two men were arrested Sunday night after a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy found a bag of marijuana, a smoking pipe, digital scales and a gun inside the vehicle, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.
A deputy pulled over a car around 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Lampkin Road and Mississippi 63, Ezell said, and he smelled marijuana as he approached the vehicle.
When the deputy arrived at the vehicle, he saw a bag of what appeared to be marijuana in the pocket behind the passenger seat, Ezell said.
Ezell said a search of the vehicle netted the bag of pot, as well as a pipe, digital scales, and a .45-caliber handgun.
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The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Nichaulas Fantauzzi of Gautier, was arrested on charges of improper equipment, no driver’s license and felony possession of a controlled substance. The passenger in the car, 20-year-old Korey Ladner of Gautier, was arrested on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance.
Fantauzzi and Ladner are both held at the Jackson County jail pending an initial bond hearing.