Two arrested for heroin, intent to distribute drugs

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Last weekend, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department arrested two individuals for possession of heroin.
On Aug. 23, deputies were dispatched to Magee’s Creek on Liberty Road in reference to a complaint of a white male in a white Chevy S10 truck who was trying to sell narcotics, Sheriff David Allison said.
Upon hearing the call on dispatch, a nearby narcotics detective responded, the sheriff said.
Upon arrival, the detective located two people near the suspect’s vehicle, Allison said. The people were 27-year-old Jerome Theriot of 28 Skipper Rd., Picayune and 22-year-old Katherine Mullins, of the same address, Allison said.
While speaking with Theriot near the rear of the vehicle, the detective observed Theriot reaching into his pockets while turning away from the investigator, the sheriff said. The detective asked Theriot if he had any weapons on his person.
At this time, the detective also observed the bottom of a soda can on the rear bumper of the car, Allison said, which is commonly used to prepare different types of narcotics placed in syringes.
This prompted the investigator to search the vehicle where he recovered a substance believed to be heroin and syringes, Allison said.
Theriot and Mullens were both charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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