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Sheriff’s Department arrests several for drug violations

Several suspects were arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department for drug related offenses.

Sheriff David Allison said that narcotics investigators on patrol the night of June 26, witnessed a suspected hand to hand drug transaction in the 400 block of West Union Road just before 10:30. They approached the area and spoke with one of the suspects, 22-year-old Jourdan Hover of 1499 Hilltop Ave., but the second suspect left before the investigators could speak with him.

While speaking with Hover, a search of his person located a personal amount of methamphetamine, leading to his arrest for possession of methamphetamine, Allison said.

Due to previous interactions with the second suspect, the investigators determined his identity to be 43-year-old Robert Joshua St. Amand of 12 King Rd. On July 11 St. Amand was arrested for a warrant for sale of methamphetamine at the same location, Allison said.

The next day, investigators were heading to 62 Hickory Lane in Carriere to serve a warrant. When they arrived they spoke with 38-year-old Casey Clark, a resident of the home. Allison said a search of the home found marijuana and methamphetamine packaged for resale along with digital scales, small plastic bags, stolen property and other drug paraphernalia. Those discoveries led to Clark being arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Another resident of the home, 29-year-old Lainie Miller, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

While the investigators were working the case, 35-year-old John Colby St. Amand of 8 King Rd., pulled up to the house. A search of his person found a small amount of methamphetamine, leading to his arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

A third resident of the Hickory Lane home, 46-year-old Alford Dewayne Clark, was not there at the time of the search, so a warrant has been issued for his arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Allison said. Anyone with information on Clark’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 601-798-5528.

In a separate case worked on July 29, investigators on patrol saw a man identified as 27-year-old Joseph Dysart of 19 Emmett Meitzler Rd., riding a bicycle in the middle of the road on Lakeshore Drive in the Hide-A-Way Lake subdivision. Allison said that Dysart had been told to leave the gated subdivision a few days prior. During his detainment, a search of his person found a felony amount of methamphetamine, leading to his additional arrest for possession of a controlled substance and trespassing. 

On July 8, deputies were sent to 6 Cheetah Lane to deal with a domestic dispute that allegedly involved a man with a firearm. Allison said the deputies arrived and spoke with 31-year-old James Harvey, who lives at that home. Harvey was arrested for simple assault domestic violence and for possession of marijuana after a search of his person found the drug. Allison said a search warrant was then secured for the home by narcotics investigators, in which the investigators found methamphetamine, a firearm, digital scales, plastic bags and other items indicative of the distribution of a controlled substance, leading to Harvey being arrested for the additional offenses of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.