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PRCSO arrests four after traffic stop

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department made four arrests after a traffic stop on a vehicle that was observed committing driving infractions.

On 04/18/20 at approximately 8:49 pm, Deputy Rony Polizzi stopped a maroon Chevrolet Malibu on I-59 near mile marker 9 that was traveling northbound in the left lane. There were no vehicles prohibiting the driver from driving in the right lane. The vehicle was also swaying from left to right crossing the center line and Deputy Polizzi observed a passenger throw a cigar out of the window of the vehicle.

Deputy Polizzi made contact with the driver, Hussein Ahmed Ishak, age 23, and passengers Mohamed Hussein Elreda, age 19,, Seddiq Almontesar, age 21,and Hatem Ahmed Ishak, age 21. While waiting for identification from all four, Deputy Polizzi could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Another deputy was requested to assist in a search of the vehicle. Upon the arrival of the other deputy, one of the passengers handed Deputy Polizzi a small amount of a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and a clear bag containing approximately 27 grams of a green leafy substance (marijuana), a stack of folded U.S. Currency totaling $2,800.00, 2 clear bags containing 100 pills each of Acetaminophen / Oxycodone, 1 clear bag containing 200 pills of Acetaminophen / Oxycodone, a medicine bottle containing 40 pills of Acetaminophen / Oxycodone, a digital scale, 11 – 1 pint bottles labeled Promethazine with Codeine, 6 packs of hemp organic wraps and another clear bag of a green leafy substance (marijuana) was recovered.

All four suspects were arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Hussein was additionally charged with careless driving and driving in the left lane. Hatem was additionally charged with Littering.

All four were transported to the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center where they were booked on the said charges. Bond for each the suspects was set at $130,000.00.


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