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Operation Spring Cleaning nets three more arrests

As part of the ongoing focus of Operation Spring Cleaning, Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said the Narcotics Division and Patrol Division continue to use all means available and all opportunities to crack down on the illegal narcotics in the city.

In direct correlation to that approach, a Picayune Police Patrol Division officer conducted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Mustang for improper equipment (only one headlight) on May 1st at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Highway 11 near Laird Street. When the officer approached the vehicle, he came in contact with the driver and the passenger.

A warrant’s check on the passenger, Colby Pauline Brown, age 30, of 83 Bass Road, Carriere, revealed she was wanted by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department for a warrant for failure to appear. She was taken into custody and taken to the Criminal Justice Center (CJC).

Upon arrival at the CJC, it was learned that Brown had concealed a clear plastic bag in her crotch area. A female officer conducted a more thorough search and located a clear plastic bag that contain two baggies which contained a crystal like substance believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine. Brown was booked on the PRCSO warrant and Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony) according to Magri.

Colby Pauline Brown Derek Paul Jarrell Justin Kyle Deloach

On April 27th at approximately 10:52 a.m., Magri stated that a Picayune Police Patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the intersection of South Beech Street and Bender Street for speeding in a school zone (38 mph in a 20 mph zone).

While speaking with the driver, identified as Derek Paul Jarrell, age 36, of 11 Fritz Whitfield Road, Picayune, the officer noticed Jarrell to be extremely nervous and attempting to reach under the seat or floor board of the pickup truck. The officer had Jarrell exit the truck and he was unable to provide neither a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. The passenger, identified as Justin Kyle Deloach, age 30, of 64 Sealcrest Drive, Picayune, was observed by the officer to also be extremely nervous and giving indication that he wanted to run or flee the scene.

When a second patrol officer arrived the scene, Deloach was asked to exit the truck. The officers conducted a safety pat-down on both subjects and asked for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted.

During the search, the officers located a hypodermic syringe underneath the seat and a piece of aluminum foil containing a brown powdery substance believed to Heroin. Neither subject would claimed the heroin and at that time both Jarrell and Deloach were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia. Jarrell also received citations for speeding, no valid driver’s license, and no proof of insurance according to Magri.

Jarrell and Deloach were transported to the Criminal Justice Center, booked, and incarcerated.


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