Memphis man faces felony drug charges after traffic stop

A Sunday evening traffic stop two miles east of New Albany on U.S. Highway 78 has led to the discovery of more than 1/2 pound of marijuana and landed a Memphis man in jail.  

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop F Public Affairs Officer Ray Hall, James E. Toney, Jr. 37, of Memphis, Tenn. was arrested and charged Sunday evening with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Hall said that the arrest came after a trooper stopped the vehicle in which Toney was a passenger.

“After a brief investigation, the drugs were discovered and Toney was placed in custody,” Hall said.

 Hall said that the case remains under investigation.