Last Spring Cleaning arrest made

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2018

On May 23, the last of a series of arrests was made as part of the Picayune Police Department’s Operation Spring Cleaning.

The arrest led to the seizure of multiple illegal narcotics.

According to a departmental release, the arrest took place on May 23, at about 8 a.m. as the Picayune Police  Department’s Narcotics Division, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division and Picayune’s Patrol Division were proactively patrolling the city. At that time a patrol officer saw a gold Nissan Murano at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Telly Road run a red light. The patrol officer followed the vehicle and conducted a stop for the traffic violation, the release states.

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During the stop, the officer identified the driver as Skylar Brittney-Bessie Bailey, 25, 703 South Haugh Ave., Apt. C, Picayune. According to the release, after Bailey was identified, narcotics detectives from both departments arrived and searched Bailey’s person, finding a plastic bag containing a brown powder detectives believed to be heroin. In addition to the narcotics, detectives also found approximately $374 in cash, the release states. Through investigative techniques, detectives learned that Bailey was on her way home where it was alleged that more illegal narcotics were being kept, the release states.

Bailey was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,500 ft. of a church, the release states.

After she was transported to the criminal justice center, detectives executed a search warrant at her home on South Haugh Avenue. According to the release, while they were searching the apartment detectives found two plastic bags containing a substance believed to be heroin along with one green pill and one purple pill, which were both believed to be ecstasy, several syringes and $3,300 of miscellaneous bills – all in the master bedroom. In the kitchen, detectives found a digital scale, corner pieces of plastic bags and several cut and folded pieces of aluminum foil, which are all commonly used to distribute narcotics, the release states.

According to the release, Bailey was additionally arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, the release states.

According to the release, due to the close proximity to the narcotics, the currency was seized. The Nissan Murano was also seized since it was allegedly being used to transport narcotics, the release states.

The street value of the heroin was approximately $1,600, the release states.