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Picayune police department net three in Operation Fresh Start

The Picayune Police Department made three recent arrests for the sale of illegal narcotics as part of Operation Fresh Start.

Narcotics detectives with the Picayune Police Department served a search warrant at the residence of Diangelo Durr, 42, located at 303 East Third Street, Picayune on March 6, said Assistant Chief of Police Dustin Moeller. While serving the warrant, officers recovered heroin, marijuana, oxycodone and a substantial amount of money, said Moeller. The currency was allegedly the proceeds of illegal narcotics sales.

Durr was taken into custody and transported to the Criminal Justice Center where he was booked for three counts of conspiracy to sell a controlled substance, three counts of sale of a controlled substance, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance for the marijuana found at the residence and possession of a controlled substance for the oxycodone. Durr’s bond was set at $177,000.

In another unrelated ongoing investigation, Michael Williams, 44, of 603 East Canal Street, Picayune, was arrested at his home on one count of conspiracy to sell a controlled substance and one count of sale of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $25,000.

In a third unrelated ongoing investigation, a hold was placed on George Austin Jones, 34, who was incarcerated on unrelated charges with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office. Jones’ warrant was for conspiracy to sell a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance. Once he is booked into the Picayune Police Department Criminal Justice Center, Jones will be held on a combined bond of $45,000.

The operation still has several cases pending so more arrests are expected, said Moeller.