Two arrested Tuesday for drug-related offenses

Published 7:00 am Saturday, June 16, 2018

Two divisions of the Picayune Police Department served a warrant Tuesday that resulted in the removal of two elderly adults from an unsafe environment and resulted in the arrest of two individuals for drug-related offenses.

According to a departmental release, Tuesday night at about 8 p.m. detectives with the narcotics division and officers with the patrol division served the warrant at 316 Moody St. The warrant was issued after the department received several community complaints in regard to suspected drug activity, the release states.

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When they entered the house, Alecia Quick Stockstill, 49, 316 Moody St., Picayune; was found in the upstairs bedroom. A search of Stockstill found a piece of tin foil containing a large number of Clonazapam pills in her front pocket. Clonazapam is a schedule four narcotic, the release states.

Officers found another suspect, Tina Robin Joles, 56, 316 Moody St., in the front yard, the release states.

According to the release, while detectives were searching the home they located a glass pipe with a leafy residue believed to be marijuana on the end table in the upstairs bedroom. Nearby, they also found a grinder with more of a substance believed to be marijuana.

According to the release, the detectives also found a powdery substance believed to be crushed Oxycodone on a table in the living room. Next to the powder were several pieces of cut drinking straws. Straws are often used to ingest narcotics, the release states.

According to the release, while searching the house detectives discovered two elderly men under hospice care. Investigation into the situation determined Joles was their caretaker and had been taking Clonazapam out of the men’s medication bottles. She would then give the pills to Stockstill so she could distribute them, the release states.

After the men were found, the Department of Human Services was notified of the situation and an ambulance was dispatched. Ambulance personnel removed the elderly men from the house and took them to Highland Community Hospital for observation, the release states.

Joles was arrested for transfer of a controlled substance within 1,500 ft. of a church, two counts of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Stockstill was additionally arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,500 ft. of a church, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.