Warrant leads to discovery of drugs

Published 7:00 am Saturday, July 18, 2015

Last week, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigators recovered items used to manufacture marijuana, while serving a warrant.
On July 9, narcotics investigators went to 11 Gould Rd., in Carriere to serve an arrest warrant on 59-year-old Robert Saucier for the sale of a controlled substance, Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said.
While attempting to make contact with Saucier at his residence, investigators observed, through the residence’s open front door, what was believed to be marijuana and a partially burned marijuana cigarette, Allison said.
Investigators made contact with Saucier a short time later, at which time he was taken into custody by investigators without incident, Allison said.
After their observation of the illegal items, investigators secured a search warrant for the residence, Allison said.
During the search, several items were recovered as evidence, including two metal pipes allegedly used for smoking marijuana, a roach clip, a marijuana cigarette, marijuana grinder, plastic container with marijuana inside, a suboxone film, clonazepam pills, hydrocodone pills and a marijuana plant, Allison said.
Saucier was charged with felony manufacturing of marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, two counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and for some outstanding warrants, Allison said.
Saucier has been released on a $19,000 bond, Allison said.

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