Miner police make drug bust on Interstate 55

Miner police make drug bust on Interstate 55
Martel McIntyre (Source: MIner PD)
Martel McIntyre (Source: MIner PD)
Police found supposed pot after a traffic stop (Source: Miner Police Department)
Police found supposed pot after a traffic stop (Source: Miner Police Department)

MINER, MO (KFVS) - Police say a large amount what is believed to be marijuana was found during an overnight traffic stop on Interstate 55.

The traffic stop happened at 1 a.m. Thursday.

Derious Martel McIntyre, 23, of Caruthersville, was charged with distribute/deliver/manufacture/ a controlled substance. He was being held at the Miner Police Department on a $75,000 cash only bond.

According to Miner Police Chief Chris Griggs, police stopped a vehicle on southbound Interstate 55 for speeding and the driver did not have a valid driver's license.

Officers found the supposed pot after a search, according to Griggs.

According to Griggs, there was a large sum of money found on McIntyre.

Griggs says it is a constant battle keeping drugs from being transported on the interstate.

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