Operation Spring Cleaning leads to five narcotic arrests

The Picayune Police Department Narcotics Division’s Operation Spring Cleaning, an effort that has been in progress for the past year, led to the arrest of five local people according to Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.

The first action in apprehending subjects was taken by Operation Spring Cleaning on March 26th at around 5:30pm when Narcotic Detectives arrested Nicholas Devron Wash, age 39, of 1605 Adcox Road, Picayune. Wash was at a local business on South Beech Street when the Narcotic Detectives took him into custody for four outstanding warrants held by Picayune Police for the Sale of Controlled Substance within 1,500 feet of a Church – two counts (Heroin and Methamphetamine) and Conspiracy to Sale a Controlled Substance Within 1,500 feet of a Church two counts (Heroin and Methamphetamine). Wash was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated.

Magri’s press release states that approximately ninety minutes later, at around 7:00pm, Narcotic Detectives placed a hold on Brec Taylor Hines, age 26, of 801 Charlotte Drive, Picayune, who is being held at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility in Millard. Hines had six outstanding warrants held by the Picayune Police for Sale of Controlled Substance within 1,500 feet of a Church – three counts (Heroin) and Conspiracy to Sell a Controlled Substance within 1,500 feet of a Church – three counts (Heroin).

They also placed a hold on Audryana Brooke Waggoner, age 27, of 66 Choctaw Drive, Carriere, who is being held at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility in Millard. Waggoner had two outstanding warrants for Sale of Controlled Substance within 1,500 feet of a Church – one count (Methamphetamine) and Conspiracy to Sell a Controlled Substance within 1,500 feet of a Church—one count (Methamphetamine).

Nicholas Wash Audryana Waggoner Brec Hines

On the same day (March 26th) at around 10:30pm, the Picayune Police Narcotics Division along with several officers from the Picayune Police Patrol Division, arrested Curtis Eugene Coleman, age 37, of 1111 Baylous Street, Picayune, for two outstanding warrants held by Picayune Police for Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1,500 feet of a Church –one count (Marijuana) and Felony Child Abuse (child present during drug sales). Coleman was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated according to the press release from Magri.

The next day, March 27th, Narcotic Detectives placed Roderick Lynn Williams, aka “Chu”, age 55, of 307 Rosa Street, Picayune, under arrest at a local business on Highway 11 North for six outstanding warrants held by Picayune Police. The warrants were for Sale of Controlled Substance with 1,500 feet of a School—three counts (Heroin, Crack Cocaine, and Methamphetamine) and Conspiracy to Sell a Controlled Substance within 1,500 feet of a School—three counts (Heroin, Crack Cocaine, and Methamphetamine). Williams was transported to the Criminal Justice Center and incarcerated.

Curtis Coleman Roderick "Chu" Williams

At this point, Narcotic Detectives executed a search warrant at Williams residence. During the search of the residence, Narcotic Detectives located three black digital scales containing a white residue believed to be Crack Cocaine, one brass hanging scale, one large piece of aluminum foil containing a crystal substance believed to be Crystal Meth, multiple clear plastic bags and large amounts of aluminum foil which are all commonly used packaging illegal narcotics. Detectives also found one clear plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin, several pieces of aluminum foil containing a brown powdery substance believed to be Heroin, one hand rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana, one orange medication bottle containing a red liquid believed to be liquid codeine, several plastics straws which are commonly used to inhale narcotics, and multiple black bags containing a crystal residue believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine.

Some of these items were found inside a night stand while some were found in a Snickers candy tin, which was also in the master bedroom. Upon the discovery of the items at Williams’ residence, he was subsequently charged and booked on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1,500 feet of a School, Possession of a Controlled Substance (misdemeanor), and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Assistant Chief Magri stated that Operation Spring Cleaning is an ongoing effort and more arrests are possible.

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