Traffic stop finds ecstasy

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Picayune Police Department conducted a traffic stop on E. Canal Street which resulted in an arrest for drug related charges, said Jeremy Magri assistant to the chief.

On March 22, at 12:15 a.m., patrol officers clocked a vehicle traveling 33 miles per hour in a 20 mile per hour zone on E. Canal Street, Magri said. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the officers were able to speak with the occupants of the vehicle, Magri said.

During the stop, officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and had both subjects exit the vehicle, Magri said. Upon checking the occupants background it was learned Ebony Jones, 23, of 510 4th St., in Picayune, had outstanding warrants with the Picayune Police Department for simple assault, at which time she was taken into custody, Magri said.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a speeding ticket and released from the scene, Magri said.

Jones was then transported to the Criminal Justice Center, where an on duty female officer conducted a thorough search of her person, Magri said. The search revealed three bags of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and another bag containing five pink pills and four yellow pills believed to be ecstasy, all of which were located in her brassiere, Magri said.

At this time Jones was charged with possession of controlled substance felony  and possession of marijuana. She was then booked and incarcerated on said charges, Magri said.