The Gulfport Police Department arrested a man who was allegedly trafficking narcotics on Monday.
Mark Anthony Otis, 46, was arrested and charged with one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine, one count of Trafficking Synthetic Cannabinoids, one count of Possession with Intent Cocaine Base, one count of Possession with Intent Cocaine, one count of Possession with Intent – Marijuana, and one count of Possession of Weapon After Felony Offense.
According to police, on November 6, at approximately 1:47 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department Anti-Crime Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Pass Road near 8th Avenue.
When officers approached the vehicle, detectives noticed an unrestrained infant in the front passenger seat.
Detectives made contact with the driver, Otis, and smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana.
During a search of the vehicle, detectives found over 148 grams of methamphetamine, 473 grams of synthetic cannabinoids, 8 grams of cocaine powder, 26 grams of cocaine base, and 65 grams of marijuana, all in plastic bags.See a typo? Report it here.