One arrested for drug violations

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Picayune Police Department narcotics detectives recently arrested a man suspected of trafficking a controlled substance within close proximity of a church.

According to a departmental press release, detectives served a search warrant at the home of 44-year-old Carl Lamont Jenkins, located at 1223 Kingsway Drive on Nov. 22 at 10:33 p.m., after an indictment was filed against him for sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church.

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Officers arrived at Jenkins’ home and later found he was carrying $600 in his right pants pocket, the release states.

A subsequent search of a 2007 silver Jeep Commander on Jenkins’s property found six clear plastic bags containing approximately a quarter pound of a white powdery like substance believed to be cocaine in the dashboard.

During a search of Jenkin’s residence, detectives located several clear plastic bags used for packaging illegal narcotics, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and a black pistol on the kitchen table, the release states.

Jenkins was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance within 1500 ft. of a church, conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a church, possession of paraphernalia and possession of un-taxed whiskey. Jenkins’ vehicle was seized due its alleged use in the transportation of narcotics, the release states.