Man faces drug charge

Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tips from community members led to the arrest of a suspect for the alleged sale of heroin.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said narcotics detectives with his department received the tips on Feb. 11, concerning alleged sales of narcotics by 50-year-old Roy Seals from his home at 50 Johnnie Johnson Road in Carriere.
That day, a detective made contact with Seals via phone and set up a buy of heroin, Allison said.
A short time later Seals was seen driving on Sycamore Road. Allison said a stop was conducted and Seals was taken into custody for the charge of conspiracy to transfer a controlled substance. While the detectives were taking Seals into custody they observed him swallow a small baggy suspected to contain heroin, Allison said. The act led him to be additionally charged with tampering with physical evidence.
At that point the investigation moved to Seals’ home, where a search found a larger bag of a substance believed to be heroin along with several smaller baggies of the same substance and a bag of a cutting agent, Allison said. In all, about seven grams of the narcotic was found in the home, having an estimated street value of $1,000, Allison said.
Seals was additionally charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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