A man who may have been napping in his truck on a rural county road Sunday morning awoke to find himself facing arrest on a variety of charges.
Tallahatchie County Sheriff Jimmy Fly said Roger Little, 64, of 1080 Hollis Dr., Charleston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting arrest and obstructing traffic.
During a probable cause hearing Monday morning, First District Justice Court Judge Steve Ross ordered Little's bond set at $75,000, the sheriff noted.
Fly said a deputy on routine patrol north of Charleston happened upon Little's Dodge Ram pickup at the intersection of Little Road and Ned Rice Road. Initially, the deputy passed by, continuing down Little Road. When the deputy looped back sometime later, the blue truck was observed parked in the same spot.
"It was blocking the intersection," the sheriff said.
When the deputy pulled over at about 11:15 a.m. to get a closer look, "Roger Little was in the vehicle and appeared to be slumped over ... passed out or asleep," Fly noted.
The deputy observed a Glock 9 mm handgun in the cab of the truck. Recognizing Little as a known felon, the weapon was secured by the deputy and Little was awakened, the sheriff noted.
When the deputy tried to take Little into custody, he resisted, said Fly.
A backpack in Little's truck was found to contain a digital scale and eight small clear plastic bags, each containing a white substance.
"There was approximately 3.5 ounces of 'ice,' or crystal meth," noted Fly, who said the drugs have an estimated street value of $1,800.
Fly said the drugs were sent to a state crime lab for further analysis.