Two arrested, one sought in drug cases
Published 7:00 am Friday, August 4, 2017
Two suspects were arrested in relation to separate drug related cases, but a third suspect remains at large.
After receiving a call on July 17, in reference to the alleged manufacture of marijuana at a home at 7 Virgil Mitchell Road, investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department went to the home, said Sheriff David Allison.
When they arrived, evidence that marijuana was being grown at the home was found outside, providing probable cause to secure a search warrant. Allison said that when the warrant was approved, a full search of the property found three marijuana plants, grow lights, power inverters, a fan, potting materials, harvested marijuana and several items of paraphernalia that included grinders and pipes.
During the search it was learned that one of the occupants, 20-year-old Cameron Miller, allegedly bypassed the electric meter and was therefore stealing the utility, Allison said.
Neither of the occupants was home at the time of the search, but while investigators were securing the home, 29-year-old Cameron Billiot drove by the home but did not stop. Allison said that since the investigators knew she lived there, they followed her down the dead end road and took her into custody. She was arrested for manufacturing marijuana, the sheriff said.
Miller is still wanted for the offenses of manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, miscellaneous mischief for breaking the electric meter and theft of utilities, Allison said.
In a separate case that took place on July 20, investigators patrolling White Sand Road near Poplarville saw a vehicle approach from behind and pass the patrol vehicle at a high rate of speed in a careless manner. A stop was conducted for careless driving and the investigators found that the driver, 42-year-old Jeffery Hines of 37 Griffin Seals Dr., Poplarville, did not have a driver’s license with him, Allison said.
Hines was taken into custody for careless driving and driving without a license, Allison said.
A search of his person during his arrest found drug paraphernalia typically used to inhale powdered pills and a search of his vehicle found more than a dozen methadone pills, leading to additional offenses of possession of paraphernalia and felony possession of a controlled substance being added, the sheriff said.