Mississippi county supervisor arrested on felony drug charge after he reportedly was caught speeding in county-owned truck.

Published 6:14 am Thursday, June 2, 2022

A Mississippi county supervisor has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine after he was reportedly caught speeding in his county-owned truck early Sunday morning.

WCBI in Columbus reports that Pontotoc County Supervisor Dan McKnight was stopped by the Mississippi Highway Patrol shortly before 2:30 a.m.Sunday on Highway 15  south.

McKnight was charged with speeding, careless driving, no driver’s license on demand and driving under the influence.

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According to MHP officials, McKnight was observed traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2020 white GMC Sierra pickup.

McKnight was later charged with an additional charge of possession of meth, a felony.

McKnight is the District 5 supervisor in Pontotoc County, serving in his third term. He has been serving since January 2016.

McKnight was booked into the Pontotoc County jail and is now out on bond.