• Carey Meitzler

Operation Spring Cleaning nets large amount Heroin and more arrests


The Picayune Police Narcotics Division’s Operation Spring Cleaning continues to take aim at the illegal narcotic activity in Picayune, according to a press release from Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.

Warrants from Operation Spring Cleaning were served to place a hold on two suspects currently being held at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility in Millard. The holds were placed on Lakeith Monea Rawls aka “Ki Ki”, age 40, of 308 North Blanks Ave, Picayune, for two counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Crystal Methamphetamine and Ectasy). The second hold was placed on Carlos Dwan Stringfellow aka "C Lo", age 41, of 36386 Salmen Street, Slidell, LA, for two felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine and Hydrocodeine).

Lakeith Monea "Ki Ki" Rawls Carlos Dwan "C Lo"Stringfellow

In other activity during Operation Spring Cleaning, Picayune Police Narcotics Division was conducting proactive patrolling on April 2 at around 4:30pm, when they observed a blue Chevy pickup truck traveling northbound on South Beech Street that had a busted front windshield. The detectives conducted a traffic stop on the pickup for Improper Equipment.

Upon making contact with the driver, Jeffrey Johnson, and the passenger, identified as Terral Dean Omera, age 58, of 1009 Chestnut Drive, Picayune, Narcotics Detectives observed Omera place what appeared to be an orange pill bottle with a scratched off label into his front right pants’ pocket. Detectives recovered the pill bottle, and at the same time, observed that it contained a clear plastic bag containing a large amount of a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin. Through further investigation, it was learned that Omera was en route to 1009 Chestnut Drive, his residence. Omera was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Johnson was issued a citation for Improper Equipment and released from the scene. Omera was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated.

Terral Dean Omera Tabitha Danielle Omera

With the information from the investigation of Terral Omera, the Narcotics Division obtained a search warrant on 1009 Chestnut Drive, Picayune.

Detectives, along with officers from Picayune Police Patrol Division, executed the search warrant and came in contact with Tabitha Danielle Omera, age 26, of the residence, who was holding a white 2 year old female juvenile in her left arm and one plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin in her right hand. Omera was detained while Narcotic Detectives continued to search the residence.

During the search, Narcotic Detectives located a white 7 year old male juvenile inside the living room. Detectives continued the search and found dozens of used syringes, commonly used to inject illegal narcotics, spread throughout the residence. They also found one stolen Rossi revolver on top of the living room television, one large plastic bag containing approximately a quarter pound of a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin on top of a pool table next to a black digital scale containing a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin. Detectives found several clear plastic bags and aluminum foil on the kitchen table, with several pieces of the aluminum foil folded and containing a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin.

During further search of the residence, Narcotic Detectives located a clear plastic bag that contained dried up psilocybin mushrooms, aka psychedelic / magic mushrooms on the bed in the master bedroom. They found several burnt spoons, which are commonly used to process Heroin for the use of injection, on the living room end table next to a glass pipe containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana. Detectives found a clear plastic bag containing six blue pills identified as Roxycodone (30 mg) on the bathroom toilet and a knife which was on the stove next to a coke can safe.

Tabitha Omera was placed under arrest for Trafficking in Controlled Substance While in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felony Child Abuse on two counts of Child Present During Drug Sales, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia. She was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where she was booked and incarcerated. Child Protective Services were called by the Narcotic Detectives and notified of the current situation. The children were then released into the custody of their father.

Terrall Omera, already incarcerated, was subsequently charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance While in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Magri said the street value of the Heroin was approximately $20,000.00, value of the mushrooms was approximately $400.00, and the Roxycodone value placed at $180.00.


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