Several arrested on drug charges

Published 7:00 am Friday, July 1, 2016

Traffic stops and other operations conducted by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of several suspects on drug related charges.
The first case began on June 16, when investigators on patrol observed a vehicle operating in a careless manner, leading to a stop at the intersection of Burgetown Road and U.S. 11, said Sheriff David Allison.
At that time the investigator spoke with the driver, 57-year-old David Cameron of 709 Telly Road, Building 4A, and the passenger, 42-year-old Nicole Sullivan of 91 Island Road. During the stop, the officer observed an open beer in the vehicle, leading to a search of the vehicle, where the investigator found morphine pills, Xanax pills and marijuana, Allison said.
Cameron was charged with careless driving, DUI, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while Sullivan was charged with possession of an open beer, Allison said.
That same day, narcotics investigators on patrol observed a vehicle parked illegally in front of a Carriere business, leading them to request a deputy to assist in checking the vehicle. Allison said when the deputy arrived the officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, and noticed that the passenger appeared to be hiding something under the seat.
All three occupants of the vehicle were asked to exit the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Nolan Thomas of 1200 Eagle Lake Drive, Slidell, La.; 29-year-old Billy Thomas II of 6155 East Jackson St., Bay St. Louis and 31-year-old Lindsey Thomas of 6155 East Jackson St., Bay St. Louis.
Allison said that as the passengers exited the vehicle, the officer could see a piece of foil, later determined to contain heroin, on the front passenger side floorboard. Upon further inspection of the interior of the vehicle, the officers found more of the drug along with syringes, leading all three suspects to be charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.
A separate long-term case came to its conclusion when two suspects were arrested for drug related charges. Allison said the case was a long-term investigation into suspicions that 55-year-old Darren Arseneaux and 67-year-old Phillis Arseneaux, both of 35 North Fork Dr., Carriere, were selling illegal narcotics. As part of the investigation, detectives were able to make controlled purchases of narcotics from the suspects. On June 22, both suspects were taken into custody, Darren Arseneaux for conspiracy to sell a controlled substance and two counts of sale of a controlled substance, Phillis Arseneaux for conspiracy to sell a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance, Allison said.
That same day officers provided assistance to the Mississippi Department of Corrections to take Desiree Kennedy, 26, of 165 Shorty Burgess Rd., into custody, who was suspected to be hiding in a home on Blue Bird Lane after being on the run for six months after she failed to report to her probation officer, Allison said.
Narcotics officers surrounded the home and took her into custody on a probation violation charge, Allison said.
The Sheriff said that it’s important to take suspects who have violated their probation into custody because at times they are found to be breaking into homes, stealing vehicles and breaking a number of other laws. Allison asks anyone with information about a person convicted of a crime who has violated their probation or is wanted on any other crime to report their location anonymously to the nearest law enforcement agency.

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