Picayune Police arrest two executing a search warrant

The Picayune Police Narcotics Division and the Picayune Police Patrol Division executed a search warrant on January 10th around 1:00pm at 927 East Canal Street in reference to illegal narcotic sales according to a press release from Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.

Upon entry of the residence, Narcotic Detectives located Andre Rene Johnson, age 54, also known as “Dre”, of 927 East Canal Street, Picayune, in the master bathroom attempting to flush several clear plastic bags down the toilet. The bags contained a crystal substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

While Johnson was being detained, patrol officers located Stanley Jerome Aultman, age 36, of 803 Lakewood Ave, Picayune, also known as “Tub”, hiding in the master bedroom closet and detained him.

Andre Rene Johnson Stanley Jerome Aultman

Narcotic Detectives conducted a search of the residence and located several clear plastic bags in the toilet and one butcher knife next to the sink. Upon a further search of the residence, they found one tin can which contained four clear plastic bags which contained a crystal substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine along with a black digital scale which contained a crystal substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine on the master bedroom night stand.

Detectives located several torch lighters, clear glass pipes containing a burnt residue, one tennis ball containing several pieces of an off white rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine, and several clear plastic bags inside of the night stand. The torch lighters and glass pipes are of the kind commonly used to inhale illegal narcotics and the bags found are commonly used to package illegal narcotics.

Through further investigation, it was learned that Johnson had just recently sold illegal narcotics and conspired with Aultman to sell more. Johnson was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a school, two counts of Conspiracy to Sell a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a School, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony), Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Aultman was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Sell a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a School and Disorderly Conduct Failure to Comply.

Both Johnson and Aultman were transported to the Criminal Justice Center when they were booked and incarcerated on the charges state per the release from Magri.

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