Two arrested for drug offenses in separate cases
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Two routine cases worked by the Picayune Police Department resulted in separate drug arrests last week, netting two suspects.
On Jan. 24, at 2:52 a.m., officers observed a gold Ford Explorer traveling east on Memorial Boulevard with a damaged taillight, Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said.
The officer conducted a traffic stop on Memorial Boulevard near the intersection of Interstate 59, Magri said.
Upon speaking with the driver, identified as Whitney Glidewell, 34, of 9 East Ridge Drive, Carriere, officers discovered her license was suspended and the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department had a warrant for her arrest, Magri said.
Glidewell was taken into custody and transported to the Picayune Criminal Justice Center where a female officer conducted a more thorough search, he said.
The officer located a black cellphone pouch in Glidewell’s waistband which contained two clear plastic bags containing a crystal-like substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, another bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a third bag containing 79 pills believed to be ecstasy, Magri said.
Glidewell was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
As of Jan. 26, Glidewell was being held on a $25,500 bond.
In a separate incident on Jan. 20, officers were dispatched at 4:45 p.m. to a local motel in reference to possible drug activity.
Upon meeting with the complainant, officers were told a strong odor, believed to be marijuana, was coming from one of the rooms, Magri said.
Officers made contact with the occupant of the room, identified as Robert Green, 58, of 27 North McNeill Road, Natchez, and asked about the strong odor believed to be from marijuana use coming from his room, Magri said.
Green gave the officers consent to search the room. During the search, officers located two plastic bags containing about 2 ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana from the refrigerator. Green also had $2,357 in his shirt pocket, which was seized, Magri said. Green was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,500 feet of school or church. Green has since been released on a $30,000 bond, Magri said.