Traffic stop leads to arrest for numerous drug related charges

Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri stated in a press release that a combined effort from the Picayune Narcotics Division, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office (PRCSO) Narcotics Division, and the Picayune Police Patrol Division resulted in an arrest of a Picayune resident.

According to Magri’s press release, a patrol officer was conducting proactive patrols when he observed a gold Nissan Murano run the red light at the intersection of Memorial Blvd and Telly Road. The patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and approached the vehicle to ask the driver, identified as Skylar Brittany-Bessie Bailey, age 25, of 703 South Haugh Ave, Apt C, Picayune, for a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

At this time, the Picayune Police and PRCSO Narcotics Detectives arrived on the scene and they recovered a large clear plastic bag containing a large amount of a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin from Bailey’s person along with $374.00 of miscellaneous bills of U.S. currency. The street value of the heroin is approximately $1,600.

Magri’s press release stated that it was learned through investigation that Bailey was headed to her residence and there were additional narcotics at her residence. Bailey was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute Within 1500 feet of a Church. Bailey was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where she was booked and incarcerated.

A search warrant obtained and executed at her residence and Detectives located two clear plastic bags containing a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin, one green pill, and one purple pill both believed to be Ecstasy, $3,300 bills of miscellaneous bills of U.S. currency, and several syringes in the master bedroom of Bailey’s residence. A further search revealed a digital scales, several pieces of aluminum foil which was cut and folded along with torn corner pieces of clear plastic bags in the kitchen, all of which are commonly used for packaging and distributions of illegal narcotics.

Bailey was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (felony) and Possession of Paraphernalia. Her vehicle was seized due to being used to transport illegal narcotics and the money (currency) was seized due to being within close proximity of illegal narcotics according to Magri’s press release.

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