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Three arrested for drug offenses

Three people in two drug related cases were arrested recently by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff David Allison said both cases were initiated on Oct. 10 when search warrants were served at two homes.

One of those cases involved serving a search warrant at a home located at 73 Cedar Hill Lane, Carriere, the home of 42-year-old Timothy Lester Kennedy. Kennedy was not home at the time of the search, where investigators recovered marijuana, digital scales, plastic bags, a firearm and brass knuckles along with other paraphernalia Allison said is associated with the sale or distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Kennedy’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Victoria Coco, 29, of 73 Cedar Hill Lane, was at the home at the time of the search and arrested for possession of paraphernalia, Allison said.

A warrant for Kennedy’s arrest was issued, and the next day investigators returned to his home where he was found and arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, the sheriff said.

As a result of his arrest on Oct. 11, Kennedy’s previous bond for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute from February of this year was revoked. A hold with the Mississippi Department of Corrections was placed on Kennedy as a result of his arrest.

Also on Oct. 10, investigators served a search warrant at a home located at 100 Jackson Street in Carriere, the home of 25-year-old Matthew J. Palmisano. At the time of the search, he was not home at, but the investigators located a distribution amount of marijuana along with digital scales and some cash, Allison said.

After determining the evidence allegedly belongs to Palmisano, a warrant was obtained for his arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the sheriff said. Palmisano turned himself in for that warrant on Oct. 15.