Picayune man arrested for drugs and being parked on I-59

Shane C. Bledsoe

On November 4th at around 11:30pm, Picayune Police were dispatched to I-59 northbound near the Mississippi Welcome Center concerning a silver Chevrolet van parked in the left lane that was obstructing traffic according to Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri.

When an officer arrived at the location and approached the van, he observed a male subject sleeping in the driver’s seat of the van. The officer knocked on the window of the van and woke up the driver, later identified as Shane C. Bledsoe, age 33, of 601 West Canal Road in Picayune.

The officer asked Bledsoe to exit the vehicle and the officer performed a pat-down for officer safety. During the pat-down, Bledsoe told the officer that he was extremely tired and thought that he had parked his van at the dead end of a road.

A check with NCIC showed that Bledsoe did not have a valid driver’s license. At this time, Bledsoe was taken into custody for obstruction of traffic. Upon a further search of Bledsoe, Magri said the officer found a clear plastic baggie in Bledsoe’s left front pants’ pocket that contained a white crystal-like substance that appeared to be Crystal Methamphetamine.

Magri said that Bledsoe was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, transported to the Criminal Justice Center, booked on the said charges, and incarcerated.

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