By Jeremy Pittari, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department deputies and investigators investigated a couple of cases that ended with drug charges.
The first case occurred on March 26, when a traffic stop was conducted on 45-year-old James Don Massey II, of 220 A. East Boley Rd., Carriere because a warrant was out for his arrest on the charge of sale of a controlled substance, said Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier.
During his arrest on the warrant, officers conducted a pat down in which they found several prescription medications, including Oxycodone, Soma and Valium, for which Massey did not have prescriptions, Saucier said.
As a result of the findings during the stop, a search warrant was acquired for Massey’s home, where investigators found marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Saucier said Massey was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, three counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, on the warrant for sale of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, Saucier said.
On April 5, a traffic stop was conducted on a driver for no seatbelt where the officer came into contact with 22-year-old Shelby Wade Anderson of 250 East Seneca Rd., Lumberton, Saucier said. During the stop the officer noticed a beer in the rear seat of the vehicle, prompting a search of the vehicle where the officer found a bag of methamphetamine.
Three firearms were also found in the vehicle, including two rifles and a shotgun with the serial number filed off, Saucier said. Anderson was charged with no seatbelt, felony possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm and possession of beer.