Man arrested for allegedly making meth; kids taken

By NEMS Daily Journal

HOULKA – A Houlka man was jailed earlier this week after law enforcement allegedly discovered a meth lab on his porch near children.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Marshall Fisher said the lab was found at 890 Highway 32 East in Houlka. He said police also discovered items commonly associated with methamphetamine production, including pseudoephedrine pills purchased in Tennessee.
Officers charged Mark Hood, 41, with manufacture of methamphetamine and child endangerment.
In addition to the meth and meth precursors, officer reportedly seized a .25-caliber handgun.
Two children were turned over to the state Department of Human Services.