Another arrest made under Operation Spring Cleaning

Published 7:00 am Saturday, May 5, 2018

According to a departmental release, another arrest was made this week as part of the Picayune Police Department’s Operation Spring Cleaning.

The arrest occurred on May 2 at about 2 p.m. when the Picayune Police Narcotics Division and the Picayune Patrol Division conducted a safety checkpoint at the intersection of North Beech Street and Westchester Drive, the release states. During the checkpoint, detectives stopped a silver Hyundai Sonata that did not have a license plate. According to the release, detectives approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, identified as Jeffrey Lee Pilgram, 34, 1731 West 4th Ave., Picayune.

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After speaking with Pilgram, detectives received consent to search the vehicle, during which detectives found a silver scale with a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin and a plastic bag in the front console containing the same brown substance. According to the release, underneath the front passenger side door, detectives found a black pouch filled with several plastic bags with a substance believed to be heroin, several used syringes and a metal spoon covered in a burnt brown residue detectives believed was also heroin, the release states. While searching the back of the vehicle, detectives found several more syringes in the trunk.According to the release, syringes are typically used to inject narcotics, and are thus considered paraphernalia.

Due to the findings in the search, Pilgram was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia and no tag, the release states.