Two charged in stops

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two suspects were recently arrested in separate incidents by the Picayune Police Department for drug related offenses.
The first case occurred on April 2, and involved a report of harassment at a local business in the city, said Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.
Upon arrival to the business the employee provided a description of the vehicle the person was riding in. Magri said the officer located the vehicle and conducted a stop, where the officer came into contact with three occupants of the vehicle.
During the stop the officer noted suspicious behavior that included one occupant handing another an unknown object, which prompted the officer to ask the driver and passengers to step out of the vehicle, Magri said.
During a search of the occupants for officer safety a bulge was noted in the clothing of 28-year-old Linda Smith of 156 Joe Flemming Rd., Magri said. The item was relinquished to the officer, which turned out to be a bag containing methamphetamine, leading Smith to be charged with possession of methamphetamine, Magri said.
The occupant of the vehicle described in the alleged harassment was advised to stay away from the business or they would face trespassing charges, Magri said.
The second case occurred on April 4 just before noon when an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was swerving back and forth on the road, Magri said.
During the stop the officer came into contact with 34-year-old Tiffany Nicole Tegethoff of 321 Moody St., who gave consent to search the vehicle, Magri said.
In the search two baggies containing a grayish rock like substance suspected to be heroin was discovered, leading her to be charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and cited for careless driving, no proof of insurance and driving while license suspended.

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