Newton police made a drug arrest around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Newton Drug Bust
Officials say two large bundles of marijuana were located in a car that was stopped on Interstate 20.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics was called in to assist after the drug was found.
"During the traffic stop, over a kilo of marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle that Javon Peterson was driving, which was a rental vehicle," said Capt. Stanley Wash of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
Javon Peterson, who has a Florida address and was believed to be heading there, was charged with felony possession and is being held in the Newton City Jail.