SimmonsBy JAMIE PATTERSON
A habitual offender is back behind bars after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs.
Jimmie Simmons, 31, of Yazoo City, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, no driver’s license, no insurance and no seatbelt last week.
Maj. Tilmon Clifton said Simmons was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped by officers on Maynie Avenue.
“A felony amount of drugs were found inside his vehicle,” Clifton said. “Upon further investigation, we were able to obtain a search warrant for Simmons’ house.”
Simmons has several residences listed on his record, but a warrant was issued for 126 Summerhaven Dr.
“A felony amount of marijuana was recovered from the home,” Clifton said.
Simmons has a lengthy record with the police department.
“He was just arrested for similar charges not too long ago,” Clifton said. “He was out on bond from those felony charges when he was arrested this time.”
Simmons remained in jail as of press time. He was not eligible for bond.