Historical amount of methamphetamine seized in Pearl River County
Federal and local law enforcement agencies worked together to seize a historical amount of crystal methamphetamine earlier this week. Sheriff David Allison shared details of the seizure of the drugs in a press release and subsequent conversation with WRJW News.
Sheriff Allison said that on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Waveland Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Long Beach Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department deputies and narcotic deputies, executed search warrants at 303 White Sand Road and 286 White Sand Road in Poplarville.
Sheriff Allison said the search warrants were the result of a cooperative investigation by several agencies. During the search of the properties, Sheriff Allison said investigators and agents located approximately 20 pounds of crystal meth along with approximately $10,000.00 cash in U.S. currency.
Brian Roberto Travis, age 39, of 303 White Sand Road, Poplarville, MS, was located at that residence during the execution of the search warrants. Travis was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine and was taken into custody by the DEA and transported to the Harrison County Jail. Sheriff Allison said Travis is being held without bond until he can be brought before a federal judge magistrate.
Sheriff Allison stated, “This is believed to be the biggest single seizure of crystal meth stemming from a search warrant in the Pearl River County Sheriff Department’s history. The methamphetamine is estimated to worth approximately $500,000 in street value.”
Allison added, “I would like to thank every member of the DEA task force and all of the other agencies for their assistance in this investigation and preventing this large amount of drugs from being distributed throughout Pearl River County.’