Three arrested as result of long-term investigation
Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016
Three suspects were arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department as the result of long-term investigations into alleged drug activity.
One of the arrests took place on March 30, when narcotics investigators served a warrant on 36-year-old Sylvester Stubbs Jr. at his home located at 2302 Mark St., said Sheriff David Allison.
The warrant was secured due to evidence collected during a year-long investigation where narcotics investigators allegedly purchased crack cocaine from Stubbs, Allison said. At the time the warrant was being served, Stubbs was already being held in the county jail for a probation violation. He was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and two counts of conspiring to transfer a controlled substance, Allison said. If convicted he could face 56 years of jail time.
On March 29, narcotics detectives served 60-year-old Phillip Robertson of 515 B. South Haugh Ave. with a warrant for four counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church and four counts of conspiring to transfer a controlled substance as the result of a long-term investigation where detectives also allegedly purchased crack cocaine and marijuana from Robertson, Allison said. If convicted, he could face up to 144 years in prison.
That same day detectives also attempted to serve a warrant to 37-year-old Reginald Smith at his home located at 301 South Alexis St. for two counts of transfer of a controlled substance and two counts of sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church, Allison said. The warrant was part of a long-term investigation where they allegedly purchased crack cocaine from him, Allison said. Smith was not home when the warrant was served, but Smith turned himself in the next day.
If convicted he could face up to 72 years in jail.