Community tip leads detectives to drug suspect

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2016

A community complaint led to the arrest of a suspect for several drug related offenses, including the charge of selling a controlled substance.
The case took place on April 19, after a community complaint was lodged alleging that 36-year-old Jim Lumpkin of 1410 Fifth Ave., was involved in some kind of illegal narcotics activity, according to a report filed with the Picayune Police Department.
In response, an undercover agent was sent into the home to attempt to purchase methamphetamine. The report states that the agent was successful in purchasing the last of the methamphetamine Lumpkin had on hand.
Officers then went to the home in an attempt to make contact with Lumpkin, who opened the door before the officer knocked, the report states. While speaking with Lumpkin, the officer noticed a juvenile in the home, who was later identified as Lumpkin’s child.
A search warrant was secured for the home based on the evidence collected in the undercover operation, during which the officer found more than $2,000 on Lumpkin’s person, and in the home officers found Adderall, oxycodone and plastic bags used to package narcotics. In the garage, the officers found a digital scale that contained a white residue believed to be methamphetamine, said Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Magri.
Lumpkin was charged with sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school or church, possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school or church with intent to distribute, felony possession of a controlled substance and felony child abuse, the report states.

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