Over the weekend, Tishomingo County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for driving on the road with a busted windshield.
After the traffic stop, deputies began speaking with the driver and passenger of the vehicle and learned that the passenger was giving them wrong information as to who he was. Deputies finally learned that the passenger had several outstanding warrants in Alcorn County and the Town of Burnsville, as well as being listed as a wanted person out of the state of Tennessee.
A search of the vehicle turned up some alleged methamphetamine in the coat pocket of the driver, and a backpack identified by the passenger as his property, contained a pair of “brass knuckles”. Both the driver and passenger were then transported to the Tishomingo County Jail.
The driver, 42 year-old Dottie Lynn Powers, of Burnsville, was officially charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
The passenger, 38 year-old Kenneth Keith Vandiver, of Corinth, was officially charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections and is incarcerated at the Tishomingo County Jail.