Madison County deputies make drug arrest - - Jackson, MS

Madison County deputies make drug arrest

CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Forty-year-old Avery Wilkins of Clarksdale has been charged with possession with intent to distribute after he was arrested by Madison County deputies.  

Wilkins was arrested with just more than four pounds of marijuana and a bottle of codeine on Interstate 55 Halloween night.

Wilkins claimed he robbed a drug dealer in south Mississippi to obtain the drugs.  

Sheriff Randy Tucker says, "Whether it's passing through or destined for our area, it does not matter, we want to keep it off the streets."

He was released on $75,000 bond, and his case will be presented to the grand jury.

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