Two arrested for drug distribution
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018
A couple of suspects were arrested by detectives with the Picayune Police Department’s narcotics investigation division after the department received community complaints of suspected drug distribution at a home on Bender Street.
The arrest took place on Nov. 20, just after 4 p.m. when detectives served a search warrant at a home located at 1400 Bender Street in the city. The warrant was obtained after the department received several complaints that alleged drugs were being distributed from the home, the release states.
During the search, the detectives found two people asleep in the master bedroom of the home, identified as 23-year-old Houston Thomas Powe and 27-year-old Rachel Pattylo Reilly, both of 1400 Bender Street.
The detectives found used syringes, glass pipes used to consume narcotics throughout the home and in the bedroom the detectives found a bottle containing a substance suspected to be codeine and a crystal like substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine, the release states.
A safe located in a separate bedroom contained bags with a clear residue suspected to be from crystal methamphetamine, a rock like substance suspected to be crack cocaine, medication bottles containing a substance suspected to be from crystal methamphetamine along with spoons and a rubber arm band indicative of drug use, the release states. The detectives also found a rusty double barrel pistol in the search.
Both suspects were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,500 feet of a school or church, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of paraphernalia, the release states.