Clay County deputies make drug arrest while conducting safety checkpoint

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A stop at a safety checkpoint ends with a ride to jail for a West Point man.

While the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a checkpoint on Monday, Deputies stopped 23-year-old Shontez Clay of West Point.

K-9 Spike was called in to search Clay’s vehicle.

Sheriff Eddie Scott said Spike alerted agents to the presence of drugs. A search reportedly turned up eight grams of methamphetamine.

Clay was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond was set at $5,000.

Sheriff Scott said the case is still under investigation.

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