Drug overdose follow-up leads to four arrests for illegal narcotics
On Sunday, February 27, 2022, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department responded to 35 Billy Glenn Lane in Picayune, in reference to a possible drug overdose according to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison.
Sheriff Allison said deputies arrived at the scene and found a deceased person believed to have overdosed. Deputies spoke to witnesses at the residence and they said the female victim had just recently been release from jail, and that she was a heroin addict. At that time, Deputies contacted Central Dispatch to request the coroner officer personnel to the scene. It was believed that the victim died due to a heroin overdose.
The following day, on Monday, February 28, 2022, Narcotic Investigators went to the area where the overdose occurred. While in the area, they conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 GMC Terrain for careless driving on Liberty Road. Investigators found Sandra Severin, age 40, of 35 Billy Glenn, to be the driver, and Gerald Brown, age 41, of the same address, to be the passenger of the vehicle.
Through investigative techniques, Sheriff Allison stated that Severin was found to be in possession of three boxes of Suboxone located in a bag she was holding. She was placed under arrest for a Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance. A search of the vehicle revealed that Brown was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Severin and Brown were transported to the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center.
At that time, Narcotic Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence located at 35 Billy Glenn Lane. During execution of the search warrant, Sheriff Allison said Investigators located methamphetamine, digital scales, and plastic baggies along with a distributive amount of marijuana in close proximity to a set of digital scales. After the search was completed, Investigators went to the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center and booked both Severin and Brown with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute according to Sheriff Allison.
While the Investigators were conducting the search warrant at the residence, a Nissan Altima being driven by Kriston Kennedy, age 26, of 195 Arbor Gate, Apt G,, Picayune, with a passenger identified as Austin Kennedy, age 26, of 1637 Highway 11 South, Picayune arrived on the scene . Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, Investigators observed in plain view what appeared to be heroin inside the vehicle according to Sheriff Allison.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and Investigators located scales, plastic bags, and an unknown white powder believed to be a cutting agent for the sale of heroin. Investigators arrested both subjects for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and transported them to the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center.