Traffic stop leads to arrest of a local man for narcotics violations

Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Dustin Moeller said via a press release that a local man was arrested for numerous illegal narcotics charges after a vehicle he was driving was pulled over after nearly striking pedestrians.

Moeller stated that on July 24, 2020, at approximately 7:12 p.m., Narcotics Detectives were conducting proactive patrolling when they observed a beige Toyota Camry to allegedly almost strike pedestrians in local business’ parking lot on Frontage Road. Detectives conducted a traffic stop on the Camry for careless driving according to Moeller.

Upon making contact with the driver of the Camry, identified as Joshua Jermaine Jones, age 37, of 806 Herrin Drive, Picayune, Detectives confirmed that Jones’ license was suspended and Jones did not possess valid insurance on the vehicle. At this point, Jones exited the vehicle and allegedly threw a clear plastic bag into a nearby puddle of water. Detectives recovered the bag and observed it to contain additional clear plastic bags which contained a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine, and green pills believed to be Xanax.


Moeller stated the Detectives conducted a search of Camry and recovered a glass pipe, the kind commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics, which contained a burnt crystal residue believed to be Methamphetamine. Detectives then place Jones under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony- Methampethamine), Tampering with Physical Evidence (felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (misdemeanor-Xanax), Possession of Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct by Resisting Arrest, Driving While License Suspended, Careless Driving, and No Insurance.



Jones was transported ot the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked and incarcerated on the charges according to Moeller.

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