UPDATE — Illegal aliens with pure methamphetamine

Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two suspected illegal aliens have been arrested for their alleged part in brining a pure form of methamphetamine into Picayune with possible plans of setting up a drug distribution ring.

The suspects have been identified as 38 year-old Jose Luis Avila-Gonzalez and 54 year-old Mardonio Figueroa-Gonzalez, both with a last known address of 4558 Ruswell Rd., Atlanta, Ga.

For two weeks the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department gathered information that led to the two suspect’s arrest. According to information gathered during the investigation the department also believes the two suspects were planning on setting up a methamphetamine distribution ring inside the City of Picayune, said Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier.

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Look for an expanded story in Wednesday’s edition of the Picayune Item