Stolen pipe investigation leads to arrest of four locals for illegal narcotics violations

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office (PRCSO) made four arrests after an investigation of stolen fence pipe led investigators to discovery of individuals in possession of illegal narcotics according to Sheriff David Allison.

Sheriff Allison stated that on April 6, 2019, the PRCSO received a call from a local business reporting the theft of approximately 200 feet of 2.5 inch metal pipe that was being used to construct a fence. Sheriff Allison said that through investigation, the stolen pipe was located at a local scrap yard and the PRCSO was able to arrange for the return of the pipe to the owner who had reported the pipe had been stolen.

Sheriff Allison stated that during the investigation, investigators were able to determine that the suspect who had allegedly stole the pipe was identified as Peter Weiland, age 43, of 2631 Jackson Landing Road, Picayune.

On April 8, 2019, investigators with the PRCSO office were able to learn where Weiland was staying and when they arrived at the residence, they observed a vehicle that was backed up in front of the residence that matched a picture that investigators had obtained from video surveillance from the business where the pipe was stolen.

Sheriff Allison said that when the deputies attempted to make contact with the occupants of the residence, Weiland ran out of the back door, but he was taken into custody a short time later after a brief chase on foot by the deputies.

Once inside the residence, deputies observed a bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and another bag that appeared to be crystal methamphetamine laying in plain view. The deputies secured the residence and backed out of the residence according to Sheriff Allison.

At this time, a deputy was sent to obtain a search warrant to search the residence for more illegal narcotics. After obtaining the search warrant and conducting a search of the residence, the PRCSO made four arrests:

Weiland was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Receiving Stolen Property, and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance.

Natashia Hebert, age 45, of #36 Kacin Way, Picayune, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance.

Nicole Ann Evans, age 39, 2629 Jackson Landing Road, Picayune was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance.

Joseph Hall, age 40, 841 Herrin Drive, Picayune, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance.

The marijuana (left) and ICE methamphetamine (right) seized

Sheriff Allison said the search of the home located a large amount of ICE Methamphetamine. All four suspects were arrested and transported to the Pearl River County Jail and incarcerated according to Sheriff Allison.

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