36 pounds of marijuana candy edibles found during traffic stop by Mississippi officer results in arrest

Published 6:33 am Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Mississippi police have arrested a woman after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of  36 pounds of marijuana candy-edibles.

Monet Shields, 31, of Memphis, was arrested Tuesday morning shortly after midnight after she was stopped for a traffic violation in a white 2017 Dodge Challenger on I-20 at Springridge Road in Clinton.

The edibles were discovered during the traffic stop by the Clinton Police Department.

Police warned parents, teachers and children that the marijuana-laced products made to look like candy are being made available.

Police say they continue to investigate and that other arrests in the Jackson-metro area are possible.