Disturbance call brings deputies to area where drugs, other offenses found

Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 25, 2020

Several people were arrested for a variety of offenses after deputies responded to a disturbance complaint in the early morning hours of April 17.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said the disturbance complaint was called in at 3:34 that morning, leading deputies to 37 Forest Lane, the home of 39-year-old Kira Viverito.
Viverito said the man causing the disturbance, 40-year-old Mark Condiff, of 28 Hunters Trace, had fled on foot before deputies arrived.
While speaking with Viverito, deputies learned she had an outstanding warrant with the Picayune Police Department, prompting them to arrest her and later turn her over to that department’s custody, Allison said.
Deputies also learned that a warrant was out for Condiff’s arrest for possession of a controlled substance, but an initial search of the area did not locate him.
While searching for Condiff, a handbag was found containing five grams of methamphetamine, some marijuana and five doses of clonazepam.
A red Chevrolet pickup, was discovered parked in front of a nearby residence occupied by three people who were laying on the seat to avoid detection, Allison said.
When the deputy approached the vehicle the smell of marijuana was detected. The three occupants in the vehicle were identified as 27-year-old Sims Morris of 292 Old Creek Rd.; 21-year-old Jacob Morris of 61186 Slidell Ave., Slidell, La. and 20-year-old Shelbi Frierson of 35050 Willie Sharp Rd., Pearl River, La.
Allison said that continued investigation determined that the Chevrolet was in the area because the occupants were picking Condiff up. A subsequent search of the vehicle found several firearms, including a .45 caliber pistol, a 12 gauge shotgun and a Colt AR15 rifle. Also found in the truck were six grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine, 135 doses of clonazepam, a digital scale that had residue believed to be from methamphetamine, two grinders with a residue believed to be from marijuana and some syringes.
A search of Jacob Morris’ person found bags containing cocaine and marijuana and a check of Sims Morris’ record determined he had a prior felony conviction, Allison said.
The shotgun found in the vehicle was listed as stolen and determined to be in Sims Morris’ possession, Allison said.
The continued search of the area located Condiff, who was arrested for the warrant, while Sims Morris was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Frierson was arrested for possession of paraphernalia, Allison said.
Jacob Morris was arrested for felony possession of an controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

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