Unordinary situations lead to drug arrests

Published 7:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2017

On Feb. 8, at 10:29 p.m., Picayune Police officers standing in front of the police department on Main Street observed a Toyota Camry traveling on Main Street at a high rate of speed before entering the department’s parking lot, Picayune Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said.
The driver began honking the horn and yelling through the open window that he was being chased, Magri said.
The suspect, later identified as Kyle Kathmann, 21, of 36446 Crestway Ave., Prairieville, LA, jumped out of the vehicle and ran toward an officer, Magri said.
While speaking with Kathmann, the officer observed him to have enlarged pupils and was extremely agitated and shaking, Magri said.
Kathmann told the officer that multiple cars were following him. Through further investigation, the officer believed Kathmann was under the influence of a controlled substance, Magri said.
A search of Kathmann’s vehicle located a pack of cigarettes in the center console containing a clear plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance believe to be heroin, Magri said. Officers also located a foil wrapper containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana on the front passenger seat, Magri said.
Kathmann was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle.
In a separate incident, the Picayune Police Department was dispatched to a local gas station off Frontage Road on Feb. 5 at 10:37 p.m. in reference to an unconscious woman, Magri said.
Upon arrival, a complainant told the officer that he observed a female enter the restroom but did not exit after a long period of time. The complainant said that knocking numerous times did not result in an answer, so he opened the door and found the woman unconscious on the toilet, Magri said.
When the officer entered the restroom, the female was still unconscious. The officer observed blood on the floor and on her arm. He also found a bloody cotton ball and a used syringe beside her, as well as a clear plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be crystal meth and one pill identified as Xanax, Magri said.
Upon waking the suspect, later identified as Tiffany Singletary, 22, of 3650 Teat Blackwell Road, Pearl River, LA, the officer observed her speech to be slurred and her eyes to be bloodshot, Magri said.
An ambulance was dispatched to the scene but Singletary refused treatment, Magri said. She was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

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