Several arrests made by Picayune Police Department under Operation Spring Cleaning
Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 31, 2018
The Picayune Police Department narcotics division’s year long undercover operation called Spring Cleaning resulted in a series of arrests, said Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri.
According to a departmental press release, on March 26 at about 5:27 p.m., the Picayune Police Narcotics Division arrested Nicholas Devron Wash, 39, of 1605 Adcox Rd. Wash was arrested at a local business on South Beech Street for four outstanding warrants held by Picayune Police Department. Two warrants were for the sale of heroin and methamphetamine within 1,500 ft. of a church and two were for conspiracy to sell a heroin and methamphetamine within 1,500 ft. of a church.
On the same day at about 7 p.m., the department placed a hold on Brec Taylor Hines, 26, of 801 Charlotte Dr., who was being held at the Pearl River County Correctional Facility, for six warrants. Three of those warrants were for the sale of heroin within 1,500 ft. of a church and three were for conspiracy to sell heroin within 1,500 ft. of a church, the release states. At about the same time officers also placed a hold on Audryana Brooke Waggoner, 27, of 66 Choctaw Drive, Carriere, who was also held at the county jail, for sale of methamphetamine within 1,500 ft. of a church and conspiracy to sell methamphetamine within 1,500 ft. of a church, the release states.
At approximately 8:34 p.m. the same day, the department arrested Curtis Eugene Coleman, 37, of 1111 Baylous Street at his home for two outstanding warrants held by the Picayune Police Department for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,500 ft. of a church and felony child abuse.
On March 27, at about 4 p.m., the department arrested Roderick Lynn Williams, aka “Chu,” 55 of 307 Rosa St., for six outstanding warrants. Three were for sale of heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine within 1,500 ft. of a school, and three were for conspiracy to sell heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine within 1,500 ft. of a school, the release states.
After being taken into custody, detectives executed a search warrant at William’s residence where they located three black digital scales containing a white residue believed to be crack cocaine, one brass hanging scale, a piece of aluminum foil containing a crystal substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine, multiple clear plastic bags and large amounts of tin foil commonly used for packaging illegal narcotics. Detectives also found a clear plastic bag containing a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin, several pieces of tin foil containing a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin, a hand rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a pill bottle containing a red liquid believed to be liquid codeine, and paraphernalia in a night stand located in the master bedroom.
Williams was arrested for possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,500 ft. of a school, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, the release states.