Synthetic marijuana found during checkpoint

Published 7:00 am Thursday, November 16, 2017

Officers and narcotics detectives conducting a traffic checkpoint in Picayune found a driver in possession of numerous packages of a substance suspected to be synthetic marijuana.

On Nov. 1, just after 1 p.m. officers with the Picayune Police Department and its narcotics division were performing a safety checkpoint along Highway 11 South when 30-year-old Jimmy Jamal Osbin of 921 Jackson Landing Road approached in a vehicle.

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While speaking with Osbin at the checkpoint, officers noticed a hand rolled cigar containing a green leafy substance in plain view in the ashtray, according to a release from the department.

As a result, Osbin was asked to exit the vehicle and a search was conducted where officers found seven bags containing a product named “Helix”, which was later determined to contain a green leafy substance suspected to be synthetic marijuana.

The discovery led to Osbin being arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, the release states.