Picayune Police Dept makes two arrests during traffic safety checkpoints

Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief James Bolton provided details of two arrests for illegal narcotics that were the result of a traffic safety checkpoint at Sycamore Road and I-59 Northbound at Exit 6. Both arrests occurred just after midnight on the early morning hours of July 22, 2021.

At approximately 12:53 a.m., Assistant Chief Bolton stated that a black Buick Regal arrived at the checkpoint and the driver of the vehicle was identified as Nicole Wilson aka ‘Nichole Bremer’, age 42, of 2115 East Canal Street, Picayune. Wilson was unable to produce a valid drivers license. Officers asked and were given consent for a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located a plastic bag containing two foil packs containing what appeared to be heroin. The drugs were located in Wilson’s immediate reach area.


Bolton said Wilson was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony) and transported to the Pearl River County Jail. Upon arrival at the jail, officers checked the rear seat where Wilson had been sitting and they located a plastic bag containing a brown, sticky substance, also believed to be heroin. Wilson was booked and incarcerated for Possession of Controlled Substance and Tampering with Evidence.


At approximately 1:17 a.m., Assistant Chief Bolton said that a sliver Kia Soul driven by Eric Sebastian Landry, age 26, of 346 Dorset Street, Slidell, LA, was stopped by officers. Landry was asked for a drivers license and could not provide one. Officers asked for consent to search the vehicle and received it from Landry.

While conducting the search of the vehicle, officers located a Glock .40 caliber handgun inside the vehicle. Landry admitted to the officers he was a convicted felon. Bolton said officers continued the search and located narcotics

paraphernalia consistent with a person who was selling narcotics. Through further questioning, Landry admitted to selling narcotics in the Slidell area.


Officers also located misdemeanor THC narcotic drugs inside the vehicle. Officers verified Landry was a convicted felon and placed him under arrest for Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Controlled Substance (misdemeanor).


Bolton said Landry was transported to the Pearl River County Jail. Prior to being booked, Landry was found in possession of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, 20 prescription pills, 28 suspected Ecstasy pills, and a plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana.


Landry was booked for 4 counts of Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute While in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Controlled Substance (misdemeanor), Possession of Weapon by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of Controlled Substance within a Correctional Facility.

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