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Suspects arrested for drug violations

Deputies and investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department arrested several suspects for drug related offenses, with one of those cases including the interception of a package containing alleged narcotics.

Sheriff David Allison said one of the cases took place on Sept. 17, when a deputy on patrol conducted a routine stop on a vehicle. During the stop, the deputy spoke with the driver, 32-year-old Cordell Myers of 1000 Timberwood Lane. While speaking with Myers, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, prompting a call for a narcotics investigator, Allison said.

A search warrant for Cordell’s home was later secured and in that search investigators found a distribution amount of marijuana, digital scales, two firearms and a variety of paraphernalia indicative of the distribution or sale of narcotics, Allison said.

Myers was arrested for careless driving and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Allison said.

Another case worked on Oct. 2, involved a package containing cocaine and marijuana that was being mailed to an individual out-of-town. Allison said the suspects attempting to mail the package, 25-year-old Yamajah Curry of 313 N. Beech St., and 31-year-old Lashunda Dawson of 1223 Kingsway Dr., Apt. A2, were attempting to mail the substances to 21-year-old Byron Certain of 505 Fifth Street, who at the time was staying with friends in Quitman, Miss. Allison said that it appeared as though Certain was staying in Quitman in an attempt to avoid an outstanding warrant with the Picayune Police Department for burglary.

Dawson and Curry were both arrested the next day on warrants for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Allison said his personnel also contacted law enforcement officials in Clark County to have Certain arrested at the address listed on the package for his outstanding warrant.

The next day, during a follow up on the case involving the package, detectives went to 1223 Kingsway Dr., Apt. A2 to find 45-year-old Carl Jenkins at home. A search of the home found a distribution amount of cocaine, various pharmaceuticals packed for resale, digital scales, plastic bags, a firearm and some cash. As the detectives were arresting him for the offenses of trafficking cocaine, possession of prescription medication with intent to distribute and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, he began complaining of medical problems, prompting law enforcement to call for an ambulance. Warrants were subsequently issued for his arrest and as of this week, he is still at large. Allison asks anyone with information on Jenkins’ whereabouts to call the Sheriff’s Department at 601-798-5528.