Three arrested in two drug cases

Published 7:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2017

Officers and detectives with the Picayune Police Department arrested three people in two separate cases for possessing marijuana.

One of the arrests occurred on Oct. 14, while officers were conducting a safety checkpoint along Warren Street near South Blanks Avenue, according to reports filed with the department.

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While passing through the checkpoint, 32-year-old Bradley Lashun Guillotte of 5116 Gates Ave., Gulfport was unable to provide a valid driver’s license and the smell of marijuana was present in the vehicle, prompting officers to request that he pull to the side of the road.

Guillotte was asked to exit the vehicle before a safety pat down of his person was conducted. During the pat down, the officer saw a clear bag containing a green leafy substance in his front pocket. As a result he was placed into custody for possession of marijuana, and a search of the vehicle ensued, the report states. In that search, a plastic grocery bag was found under the driver’s seat that contained a large “brick” of marijuana, according to the report.

Guillotte was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,500 feet of a church, the report states.

Two days later, detectives with the department worked a case involving an individual claiming they could provide a large amount of hydroponic marijuana to an undercover detective, according to a press release from the department.

A meet time and place was established, and officers staged up around the area.

When the suspect vehicle arrived, inside was the driver, 25-year-old Daudra Ladarious Curry of 33151 Jackson Landing Road, and a passenger, 24-year-old Ariel Rachel Turner of 15111 Highway 26, Sugartown La., the release states.

Officers moved in to speak with the occupants, and placed them under arrest for conspiracy to transfer a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school or church. A search of the vehicle did not find any hydroponic marijuana, but did find hand rolled cigars containing a green leafy substance, said Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri. Curry and Turner were additionally arrested for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, the release states.