Proactive patrolling results in the arrest of two Carriere men
While conducting proactive patrolling on the afternoon of November 18th, a Picayune Narcotic Detective observed a red Pontiac Grand Am traveling westbound on Jackson Landing Road that was swerving on and off the roadway several times, according to Assistant Police Jeremy Magri.
The Detective conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for careless driving and pulled the suspect’s vehicle over at the intersection of Jackson Landing Road and Grover Barrett Road. The Detective approached the vehicle, and requested a valid driver’s license from the occupants of the vehicle. The driver was identified as Adam Daniel-Michael Scully, age 34, of 105 Greenbriar Lane in Carriere, and the passenger as Steve Richmond Burke, age 56, of 684 Harry Sones Road in Carriere.
While speaking with both Scully and Burke, the Detective smelled a strong odor of what appeared to be Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. At this time, a Picayune Police Patrol Officer arrived on the scene and Scully and Burke were asked to exit the vehicle and they complied. As Burke was exiting the vehicle, he threw a towel across the hood of the vehicle in the direction of the Narcotic Detective and the towel produced a large white cloud believed to be heroin. The Narcotic Detective was able to avoid being hit by the towel and cloud. Burke became combative and attempted to hit the Patrol Officer in the face with his elbow, but the Officer was able to avoid being hit. Burke was escorted to the ground and became more combative. Burke was ordered several times to place his hands behind his back, but he refused to do so. The Narcotic Detective then tased Burke and he dropped a folded white piece of paper and a digital scale out of his left hand. Burke finally placed his hands behind his back and was placed under arrest for Resisting Arrest by Fighting and Disorderly Conduct Failure to Comply.
The Narcotic Detective then recovered the digital scale, which contained a white powdered residue, and the folded white piece of paper which contained a large amount of a white powdered substance. A field test was conducted on the powder and it tested positive for Heroin. A search of the vehicle was conducted and the Narcotic Detective found 8 used syringes, 1 white pill identified as Xanax, 1 hand-rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana, and 1 crushed aluminum can containing a burnt residue which was located inside of the front center console.
Margi noted that it is common for drug users to crush down aluminum cans and then heat it up in order to melt down several different types of illegal narcotics, primarily Heroin. It is also common for Heroin, that is white in color, to be based with the illegal narcotic, Fentanyl.
Through further investigation, it was learned that Scully was in possession of the paraphernalia and illegal narcotics. Scully was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Scully was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana In a Motor Vehicle, and Careless Driving. Burke was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Both Scully and Burke were transported to the Criminal Justice Center, booked, and incarcerated according to Magri.