Local man arrested for drug related charges after being stopped for tail light violation
Picayune Police Narcotics Division Detectives arrested a local man for illegal drug charges after they observed him transporting a large utility trailer without working tail lights according to a press release by Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.
Detectives conducted a traffic stop after they observed the trailer being pulled by a gray Ford truck on October 29, 2018, at around 6:29 p.m. as the vehicle was driving southbound on Highway 11 near Carroll Street.
Magri's press release states that as Dectectives approached the truck, they smelled a strong odor of what appeared to be Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. At this time, the driver, identified as Timothy Adam Frierson a.k.a. “A-Damn”, age 29, of 91 Stegall Road, Carriere, was detained while a search of the vehicle was conducted.
During the search, Detectives located one plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana, several empty plastic bags, a black digital scale containing a green leafy substance believed to Marijuana, two grinders containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana, and a rolling machine underneath the front console. Magri stated these items are commonly used in the preparation and distribution of illegal narcotics for use.
Upon conducting a further search, Detectives located one loaded black Glock 30 caliber handgun, two loaded black magazines, and one high capacity round magazine in the front driver side door compartment.
Frierson was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute While in Possession of a Firearm and No Tail Lights. The firearm was seized due to being in close proximity of illegal narcotics according to Magri.
Frierson was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated.