8 people nailed by Picayune police in connection with drugs

Published 1:54 am Friday, November 27, 2009

Picayune narcotics officers arrested eight suspects in connection with possession of drugs in consecutive arrests on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, according to information released by the Picayune Police Dept.

Following a routine traffic stop on Nov. 19, officers arrested three women and charged them with felony drug charges and child abuse, also a felony.

Those charged were Trinidad Pellerano, 24, 26 Spring Oak Dr., Carriere; Brittney Brown, 20, 56 Rayburn Road, and Cody Lynden, 22, 86 Jill Smith Road.

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All three were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and felony child abuse by allowing a child to be present during a narcotics transaction, police officials said.

Authorities found methamphetamine and pseudoephedrine in the vehicle in which they were riding, and authorities said that their investigation showed that the three had obtained the boxes of pseudoephedrine for an unkown person to use to make methamphetamine.

Police said Brown’s eight-month-old son was in the automobile at the time of the incident.

Pellerano’s bond was set at $25,500 and Lynden and Brown’s at $25,000 each.

In the Nov. 20 incident, arrested were Valuria Oglesbee, 51, 29 Ridgeland Dr., Carriere; Elizabeth Effler, 39, 1001 Stemwood Drive, Picayune; Chantel Miller, 46, 307 Bay St., Picayune; Jeffrey “Chance” Effler, 24, 1221 Manning St., Picayune, and Lawrence Johnson, 45, 29 Johnnie Johnson Road, Carriere.

Police officials said that the arrests were made after detectives observed “suspicious activity” at 306 Bay Street at what detectives called a “known place of interests.”

Authorities said that while they were handling a routine traffic stop in the driveway to the residence, they “pursued” a subject into the residence and found “several types of narcotics lying in plain view.”

From the residence, investigators recovered suspected methamphetamine, prescription narcotics, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance, on two counts, one a felony and the other a misdemeanor, was Oglesbee; and Miller and Chantel Effler were charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony; possession of paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.

Jeffrey “Chance” Effler was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony and possesion of paraphernalia, and Johnson was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,500 ft. of a church or school, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia.