Officers arrest three for offenses while investigating complaint

Published 7:00 am Friday, December 15, 2017

Picayune Police Department patrol officers arrested three individuals for drug related offenses after checking into complaints of a suspicious vehicle obstructing traffic along Moody Street.

According to reports filed with the department, the patrol officers were sent to the 300 block of Moody Street in reference to traffic being blocked on Nov. 9 just after 11 p.m.

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A patrol officer arrived to find the vehicle in question and saw several people standing outside the home under the carport. As the officer approached, three of the individuals went inside the home despite commands from the officer to stay where they were, the report states. The officer followed the individuals in the home, finding Sadi Ahmad Armsted, 22, 6135 West Lincoln St. Bay St. Louis, sitting on the couch. When asked where the other two people went, Armsted said he didn’t know, but the owner of the home told the officer that she saw the individuals, later identified as Brad Williams, 23, of 217 Venus Road, Slidell, La., and Whitney Amanda Glidewell, 35, of 9 East Ridge Dr., Carriere, go into her bathroom.

When the officer requested the individuals exit the bathroom, Williams exited first, but Glidewell remained inside. The officer then requested the homeowner to have Glidewell exit the bathroom. When she finally did, she gave the officer a false name and inspection of the bathroom discovered a handgun under the sink in plain sight that the homeowner said did not belong in the home, the report states. An NCIC check of the pistol determined it had been stolen out of the Slidell area.

When the officer exited the home two backup patrol units had arrived on scene and determined that Glidewell had given a false name. A search of the vehicle blocking traffic found a purse belonging to Glidewell containing a syringe with a clear liquid later determined to be methamphetamine, the report states.

A cigar containing a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana was found in Armsted’s possession during a pat down of his person, the report states.

Since no one claimed ownership of the gun found in the bathroom, Williams and Glidewell were arrested for possession of a stolen firearm. Williams was additionally arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Glidewell was additionally arrested for possession of a controlled substance and providing false identifying information to a law enforcement officer.

Armsted was arrested for possession of marijuana, the report states.