Traffic stops yield drugs

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014

 

The Picayune Police Department made contact with several people resulting in their arrest for possession of controlled substances and other offenses, said Jeremy Magri assistant to the Chief.

On March 17 at 7:35 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop at U.S. Hwy. 11 and Tate Street for improper equipment, Magri said.

The driver, identified as Jeffery Haywood, 32, of 6292 E. Ridley Rd. #10, in Bay St. Louis, was driving with a suspended license, Magri said.

Upon conducting a vehicle inventory, officers located a clear plastic baggy containing a substance, identified as synthetic marijuana, Magri said.

Haywood charged with possession of controlled substance, driving with a suspended license and he was issued a citation for improper equipment — one headlight, Magri said.

On March 18 at 1:49 a.m., officers conducting building checks and observed two male subjects walking around a vehicle at the Road Runner gas station on Palestine Road, Magri said.

The officer made contact with Michael Stewart, 50, of 1311 Sally Dr., and Bruce Loga, 53, of 98 B. Quail Ct., in Carriere, Magri said.  The officers could smell a strong odor of intoxicating beverage and burnt marijuana coming from the two men, Magri said.

Officers observed Loga to be unsteady on his feet and his speech to be slurred. They also noticed Loga’s eyes to be bloodshot, Magri said.

Stewartwas observed to have bloodshot eyes and his speech to be slurred, Magri said.

At this time both men were charged with public drunkenness and during a pat down of Stewart, officers found a clear plastic baggy containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana inside of his sock. At that time he was additionally charged with possession of marijuana, Magri said.

Both men were then transported to the Criminal Justice Center and incarcerated on said charges, Magri said.

On March 19, at 1:16 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Miss. Hwy. 43 North and Cooper Road for improper equipment— one headlight, Magri said.

The driver, identified as Autumn Gray, 23, of 130 Hidden Oaks Dr., in Carriere, was unable to provide proper proof of insurance and was found to be driving with a suspended license, Magri said.

The officer then had Gray exit her vehicle and she was taken into custody, Magri said.

An inventory of her vehicle yielded two hand-rolled cigarettes containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, Magri said.

Gray was charged with possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance and improper equipment— one headlight, Magri said.