After he allegedly parked to shoot up, man arrested

Published 7:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015

Last month, deputies with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who was observed injecting himself with what was believed to be narcotics, while in his vehicle on Highway 11.
On Aug. 31 at 1 p.m., an officer observed a 2009 Nissan Maxima parked in a wooded area beside Highway 11, a short distance north of Savannah-Millard Road, Sheriff David Allison said.
The officer stopped to investigate the car and check to see if the occupants were in need of assistance, the sheriff said.
After approaching from the passenger side, the officer observed a white male, later identified as 24-year-old Micah Pittman of 54328 Highway 62, Angie, Louisiana, sitting in the driver’s seat injecting himself with a needle filled with an unknown dark colored liquid, Allison said.
The officer then approached the driver’s side and asked Pittman to exit the vehicle, the sheriff said. As Pittman opened the door, the officer observed a clear bag containing what was believed to be marijuana in the driver’s door panel, Allison said.
At that time, Pittman was placed under arrest, the sheriff said.
During a search of the vehicle, the officer recovered a bag containing a substance believed to be heroin, a bag containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine, a bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana and a bag containing oxycodone and carisoprodol pills, Allison said.
The officer also recovered several needles allegedly used to inject narcotics inside a zippered container, the sheriff said.
Pittman was charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Allison said.

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