• Carey Meitzler

Two arrested after trespassing


On February 14, shortly after 9:00 a.m., a Picayune Police officer went to 517 South Haugh Avenue in reference to a trespassing. When the officer arrived, he met with the property owner who stated there was a male subject, later identified as Mark Winkler, age 53, of 113 Meadowood Drive, Picayune, on the property and he wanted Winkler removed from the property according to Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.

After speaking with the property owner, officers observed a black Ford pickup truck in the driveway. He also noticed another male subject, Eric Brock Stockstill, age 36, of 128 Shore Crest, Carriere, standing in the yard. The officer approached Stockstill and he walked away from the officer and sat in the front seat of the pickup truck.

Eric Brock Stockstill Mark Winkler

The officer walked over to the pickup and observed a hypodermic syringe hanging out of Stockstill’s front pants pocket. At this time, the officer asked Stockstill to exit the pickup truck, and when he did, the officer arrested Stockstill for Possession of Paraphernalia.

Another officer arrived on the scene, and a short time later, he located Winkler at the rear of the house and observed him to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Officers ask for a consent to search the pickup truck and it was given. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a pack of cigarettes containing a baggie containing a crystal like substance believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine. They also found three packs of pseudoephedrine and one can of multi-fuel butane lighter fluid, which are commonly used for the manufacturing of methamphetamines according to Magri.

Magri said that both Stockstill and Winkler were arrested for Possession of Precursor Chemicals (felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony), Possession of Paraphernalia, and Trespassing. They were transported to the Criminal Justice Center, booked, and incarcerated.


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