Unusual driving leads to drug arrests in two cases

Published 7:00 am Friday, August 24, 2018

Unusual driver activity led the arrest of two suspects for drug related offenses in separate cases.

Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said that on Aug. 8, narcotics detectives on patrol saw a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Pullens Road and Highway 11 for an unusual amount of time even though there was no oncoming traffic.

The detective stopped to check on the driver, who was seen slumped over the steering wheel. As the detective pulled up to the vehicle he saw the driver begin to move, but still did not pull onto Highway 11. The detective then spoke with the man, identified as 40-year-old Tony Bounds of 2106 Adcox Rd. Allison said that during the detective’s interaction with Bounds, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, leading to a search. In that search, the detective found a small black case containing 11 bags of marijuana, two bags of methamphetamine a bag of heroin and five and half doses of clonazepam, all of which appeared to be packaged for resale, Allison said.

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Bounds was arrested for four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, the sheriff said.

The next day, at 11:30 p.m. narcotics detectives on patrol saw a pickup, being driven erratically, crossing the centerline of the road, as it traveled down Union School Road. As the vehicle turned onto Beech Street, a traffic stop was conducted during which the detectives spoke with the driver, David Jeremy Adams, 33 of 40 Archie Dossett Rd.

While speaking with Adams, detectives noticed that he appeared nervous and gave visual indicators that narcotics were in the vehicle. He also appeared to be under the influence of a substance other than alcohol, Allison said.   

A DUI unit was called to assist with the stop and while waiting for that backup to arrive, Adams refused several requests from the detective to cease use of his cellphone and to exit the vehicle. After several requests from the detective, Adams ceased use of his cellphone and exited the vehicle, but as the detective attempted to place him into custody for disorderly conduct, Adams resisted arrest by fighting. A short struggle ensued before the detective was able to take Adams into custody. A search of his person found a glass pipe in his pants pocket and methamphetamine in the brim of his hat, leading to his arrest for felony possession of methamphetamine, DUI, disorderly conduct failure to comply, failure to comply with officer requests, resisting arrest by fighting and possession of paraphernalia, Allison said.