Complaint, stop lead to drug charges

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, May 4, 2013

A community complaint and a routine traffic stop led Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department personnel to press drug charges in two separate cases.

Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier said the first case began as a community complaint that alleged drug activity was taking place at a home at 51 Stegal Rd., the home of 23-year-old Chase W. Robinson.

After receiving the complaint on April 22, narcotics detectives headed to the home where upon arrival they saw Robinson sitting on the front porch apparently smoking a cigar believed to contain marijuana, Saucier said.

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Next to Robinson was a .22 caliber rifle, Saucier said. After the detectives secured a search warrant for the home, the detectives located a quarter pound of the controlled substance in the home along with digital scales and plastic bags commonly used to package marijuana for resale, Saucier said.

Robinson was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm, Saucier said.

On April 23, narcotics detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Billy J. Neidlinger of 524 Lee Rd., Slidell, La., Saucier said.

During the stop the detectives observed an open beer in plain sight, prompting them to ask Neidlinger to get out of the vehicle at which time a search of his person found three Adderall and two Roxycodone pills along with two Suboxone films, Saucier said.

Neidlinger did not have a prescription for the controlled substances leading him to be charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance for the pills and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance for the Suboxone, Saucier said.