By Jeremy Pittari, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
Narcotics detectives with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department worked a case of distribution of prescription medication and responded to a home where methamphetamine was suspected to have been manufactured.
Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier said the prescription distribution case occurred on April 17, when narcotics investigators received a tip that a woman wanted for an indictment warrant, identified as 27-year-old Cynthia D. Hilton of 9 Greentree Dr., was at a local pharmacy.
Detectives went to the pharmacy to locate Hilton, who was found to be there filling a prescription, Saucier said. As she was being arrested on the warrant, she was searched and investigators discovered that 21 of the 60 Xanax pills for which she had just filled a prescription were missing, he said.
“She had just bought the prescription minutes before,” Saucier said.
The missing pills aroused the investigator’s suspicions and through interviews and investigation, found that prior to the arrival of the officers, Hilton had given 28-year-old Cheryl D. Kirkham of Cecil Smith Rd., the missing pills, Saucier said. Kirkham was at the store with Hilton at the time, Saucier said.
A female detective with the Picayune Police Department was called out and recovered the pills from Kirkham’s person, Saucier said. Hilton and Kirkham were both charged with conspiracy to transfer a controlled substance, Saucier said.
On Monday, detectives received information that methamphetamine possibly was being manufactured at a home located at 1045 Rock Ranch Rd., Carriere, the home of 28-year-old Angel Trembley, Saucier said. When the detectives checked out the complaint, they could clearly see an HCL generator, commonly used in the production of the drug, in a burn pile in the yard of the home, Saucier said.
Closer inspection also located lithium batteries and fuel cans within the burn pile, Saucier said.
A search warrant was secured for the home where detectives found a number of precursor chemicals, marijuana paraphernalia and a semi-automatic pistol, Saucier said. While the detectives were conducting the search 35-year-old Sunnie K. Mitchell of 32 Don Millis Rd., pulled up to the home, Saucier said.
Interviews and investigation into why she was at the home determined she, Trembley and 25-year-old Adam Trembley of 7817 U.S. Highway 11, Carriere, were about to go to Louisiana in order to purchase pseudoephedrine pills that would be used by the Trembleys to manufacture methamphetamine, Saucier said.
Saucier said, both Trembleys were charged with manufacture of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, possession of precursor chemicals, generating hazardous waste and conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance. Mitchell was charged with conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, Saucier said.