The Picayune Police Narcotics Division was able to intercept a package meant for a Picayune resident after they learned its contents were illegal narcotics. The package contained approximately 20 pounds of hydroponic Marijuana and had a street value of $128,000.00 according to a press release from Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.
On February 15th, at approximately 1:20pm, Narcotic Detectives determined the package was headed for an abandoned house on Walker Street. Undercover detectives escorted the package to the address and came in contact with Taron Carl “Applejacks” Reese, age 31, of 135 Greenview Drive, Picayune. According to Magri’s release, Reese was sitting on the front porch of the Walker Street of the residence when the package was delivered.
Once Reese signed for the package, undercover detectives identified themselves to Reese as law enforcement officers, at which time Reese became combative and threw an undercover detective against the back wall of the porch. Reese then pushed another detective through the porch railing and began to run westward on Walker Street while being pursued by the detectives on foot. Reese turned north through a yard, jumped over a chain linked fence, and went through several other yards. Detectives continued to pursue Reese on foot.
The shipment of hydroponic Marijuana valued at $128,00.00
Reese was later apprehended by Picayune Police Patrol Division and taken into custody. He was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance within 1500 feet of a Church, Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, and Assault on a Police Officer according to the press release.
Reese was transported to the Criminal Justice Center, booked, and incarcerated.