Heroin, cocaine found in inmate’s possession after family visitation

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department personnel worked two cases that involved the discovery of heroin and other substances, one of which occurred in the county jail.

The first case began while county jail corrections officers were searching an inmate after a family visitation on June 7. Sheriff David Allison said during the search the officers found a number of contraband items hidden under the insole of the inmate’s shoe, said Sheriff David Allison

The inmate, identified as 21-year-old Raheem R. Berry, originally of 4442 Sweet Home Rd., Grenada, had two pink balloons and a clear baggy hidden in his shoe, which contained cocaine, marijuana, xanax and tobacco, Allison said.

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Berry was charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility, Allison said.

The sheriff said an investigation is ongoing into the visitors that allegedly brought the items to Berry and more arrests are expected.

The second case involved sheriff’s department narcotics investigators and officers with the Mississippi Department of Corrections responding to a community complaint that alleged drug activity was ongoing at the home of 33-year-old David Lambert of 843 West Union Rd., Carriere.

As officers arrived at the home, 24-year-old Carolyn Knight, who also lives at that address, pulled up, Allison said.

Both Knight and Lambert were on probation for previous convictions, Allison said.

MDOC conducted a search of the home and found evidence that Knight and Lambert were in possession of heroin and methamphetamine allegedly intending to distribute them, Allison said. Both Knight and Lambert were charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and their probation has since been revoked, Allison said.

Both suspects are being held on $60,000 bonds for both charges, Allison said.