Deputies serve warrant, find other charges

Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2015

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department staff assisted Hancock County Sheriff’s Department staff in serving and aggravated assault warrant where they discovered what appeared to be a marijuana sales operation.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said the two sets of law enforcement staff met on Feb. 13 to serve the warrant on 39-year-old Frank A. Billiot of 14 Christine Ciricle in Carriere.
When they arrived at the home no one was there, but a short time later a family member of Billiot arrived and was able to make contact with him by phone, Allison said.
Upon his arrival to the home, the investigators took him into custody without incident and later conducted a search on the home, Allison said.
As the search ensued, the investigators found several ounces of a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana, digital scales and other paraphernalia items, Allison said.
Additionally, the officers located six firearms and a Bowie knife with metallic knuckles, which was a violation of state law because Billiot has been convicted of a felony crime in the past, Allison said.
Due to the findings in the search, Billiot was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, seven counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and booked into the Lenoir Rowell Criminal Justice Center in Millard, Allison said.
Hancock County law enforcement officials placed a hold on Billiot for the aggravated assault warrant, Allison said.

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