Picayune Police arrest man and juvenile for drug sales
Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 24, 2016
Continuing operations under the Picayune Police Department’s Operation Fall Sweep netted two more arrests last week.
On Dec. 14, an undercover operation by Picayune narcotics detectives at 221 Farrell Street Apt. D led to the arrest of two suspects for allegedly participating in illegal narcotics sales, Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said.
As part of the operation, undercover detectives contacted Sean Bennett, 37, of that address, and a 16-year-old male, both of whom were allegedly active participants in the sale of marijuana, Magri said.
While the suspects were in route to pick up their supply of narcotics from another location, officers observed Bennett driving in a reckless manner and discovered his driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support and he had no insurance, Magri said.
Upon returning to the residence, Bennett and the juvenile allegedly engaged in a drug transaction with undercover detectives, Magri said.
At 4:41 p.m. that day, narcotics detectives acquired a search warrant for the apartment and took Bennett and the juvenile into custody, Magri said.
A search of the residence found drug paraphernalia including used syringes, pipes allegedly used to smoke marijuana and a set of digital scales, Magri said.
Bennett was arrested for driving while license suspended, reckless driving, felony sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of school or church, conspiracy to sell a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of school or church, directing a youth to commit a felony, and two counts of possession of paraphernalia, Magri said.
He is currently being held on a $15,750 bond.
The juvenile was arrested for felony sale of a controlled substance with 1,500 feet of school or church and later transported to Jones County Juvenile Detention Center, Magri said.