Six arrested in bust
Last week the Poplarville Police Department arrested six suspects during a three day round-up.
“We began looking for the suspects on Wednesday, Oct. 29,” Poplarville Police Chief Charlie Fazende said. “Our department has been working on this operation since the mid-summer.”
As a result of the investigation, Fazende said his officers made cases against 10 suspects. Six arrests were made and four warrants remain outstanding, Fazende said.
“The suspects were charged with the sale of controlled substances, which in these instances, were mainly pharmaceuticals,” Fazende said. “We will continue to search for the remaining suspects.”
Three arrests were made on Oct. 29 and included Shana Carlisle, 26, of 833 B. Hwy. 26, who was charged with three counts of sale of a controlled substance and held on a $5,000 bond for each charge. Andrew Williams, 49, of 104 N. Hughes St. was charged with two counts sale of controlled substance and was held on a $10,000 bond for each charge. Queenella Mixon, 66, of 301 Roy St. was charged with three counts sale of controlled substance and held on a $10,000 bond for each charge.
Two warrants were served on Oct. 30 where Bruce Bunales, 29, 107 Camelia Dr., was charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance and held on a $5,000 bond for each charge. Geraldine Easley, 67, of 322 Jacobs Rd. Apt. 9B, was charged with three counts sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school or church and was held on a $10,000 bond for each charge.
Connie B. Miller, of 36, of 860 Beach Rd., was arrested on Oct.31. She was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and was held on a $10,000 bond for each charge.
The suspects were taken to the Pearl River County Detention Center in Millard, Fazende said. Due to the fact that this is an ongoing investigation, the names of the remaining suspects will not be released.
Chief Fazende would like to thank the Picayune Police Department and the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance.
“A lot of hard work, effort and interagency support went into this operation,” Fazende said. “We will continue to work with both law enforcement departments. If we need anything, these two agencies always come running. We will also assist them in any way we can.”
Fazende said that his officers went above and beyond the call the call of duty during this investigation.
Officers worked on their own time outside of normal working hours, Fazende said.
“No overtime was accrued during this investigation and all the accolades go to my officers,” Fazende said. “They display the kind of dedication and loyalty that can’t be bought and that says something about their integrity and character. They love what they do and our community should be as proud of them as I am.”