Local man on parole arrested for numerous drug related charges
Detectives with the Picayune Police Department Narcotics Division along with an agent with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, executed a search warrant at 628 Charlotte Drive, Picayune, on December 4, 2018, at around 4:00 p.m. in reference to several complaints from the community about alleged illegal narcotics distribution activities according to a press release from Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri .
Upon arriving at the residence, the detectives and DOC agent detained the suspect, Brandon Lamont “Chip” Myers, age 35, of the same address, who was on parole for previous drug crimes.
Magri 's press release said detectives located a Morton Salt safe on the kitchen table next to a black BB handgun, an axe, several liquor flasks, a torch lighter, and several brown, hand-rolled cigars containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana.
Detectives also located a large piece of aluminum foil, sandwich bags, and razor blades containing a white residue believed to be Cocaine on another table in the living room. These items are commonly used to prepare and package illegal drugs for distribution.
When the detectives opened the salt safe, they located a clear plastic bag containing several white pills later identified as Xanax and one Motrin bottle. Inside the Motrin bottle, detectives located a large amount of an off-white rock-like substance believed to be crack Cocaine.
Upon conducting a further search of the residence, detectives located several clear plastic bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana, a black digital scale containing white and green leafy residues believed to be crack Cocaine and Marijuana and several R.I.P. (Rest In Peace) .45 caliber bullets underneath the television in the living room.
According to Magri's press release, Myers was placed under arrest for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute Within 1500 feet of a Church, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, two counts of a Controlled Substance (misdemeanor), and Possession of Paraphernalia. Myers was transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated on the charges stated. The Mississippi Department of Corrections place a hold on Myers for being arrested while on parole.