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Picayune Police arrest two on narcotic drug charges in two separate incidents

Samantha Nicole Johnson Brian Scott Campbell

On November 15, just before 11:00am, Picayune Police were conducting a safety checkpoint at Liberty Road and Highway 43 North, when they came in contact with a suspect driving a 2010 Toyota Corrolla, identified as Brian Scott Campbell, age 42, of 2274 Highway 53 South, in Poplarville.

According to Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri, the officer, while speaking with Campbell, noticed that he was extremely nervous and unable to look at the officer. Campbell was breathing heavily as if he were scared. The officer asked Campbell to pull over on the side of the road.

The officer asked Campbell if there was anything in the vehicle that the officer should know about. Campbell reached into the center console and handed the officer a glass pipe containing a residue that was believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine. The officer then asked Campbell to step out of the vehicle and the officer conducted a safety pat-down. The officer located a clear plastic baggie containing a clear crystal-like substance believed to Crystal Methamphetamine in Campbell's right pants pocket.

Campbell was taken into custody and transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated for Possession of a Controlled Substance and written a post-arrest citation for Possession of Paraphernalia, Magri stated.

On November 11, Picayune Police were dispatched to a local retail store on Frontage Road in reference to a possible drug overdose according to Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri.

When officers arrived, they observed a black Chevrolet pickup parked at Murphy’s Gas Station with a male subject and a female subject, later identified as Samantha Nicole Johnson, age 19, of 30 Deer Meadow Road in Sumrall, MS.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he observed Johnson to be moving around in the back seat of the pickup moving several objects inside the vehicle. The male subject was observed exiting the truck, holding his chest and crying. At this time, the officer asked Johnson to exit the back seat of the vehicle according to Magri.

While speaking with the male subject, the officer was told by the subject that he had chronic seizures and recently had one causing him to black out and have chest pains. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and the male subject was transported to Highland Community Hospital. The officer then spoke to the driver/owner of the vehicle who stated he was giving the male subject and Johnson a ride when he noticed the male subject black out. The driver said that the male subject and Johnson had drug paraphernalia and he called the police.

The officer then asked the owner for permission to search the vehicle and it was granted. The officer found in the rear of the vehicle, where Johnson was sitting, one spoon containing residue inside the driver’s side door handle, two spoons containing residue in the front center console. He also found six syringes on the rear floorboard, one syringe containing a brown liquid substance believed to be heroin, one black eye case containing nine small plastic baggies of a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin.

Johnson was arrested, taken into custody, and transported to the Criminal Justice Center where she was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Paraphernalia. The vehicle was returned to the owner at the scene according to


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