Two arrested for drugs during search for inmate from Louisiana
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Detectives with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department found drug violations at a home while looking for a missing inmate from a worksite in another state earlier this month.
Sheriff David Allison said that on July 7, while deputies were attempting to locate a man who left an inmate worksite in Louisiana the day prior, they went to a home on Mitchell Chapel Road and found two people there instead of the suspect. The individuals were later identified as 50-year-old Charles Keith Blalock of 10 Mitchell Chapel Rd., and 36-year-old Tracy Barber of 143 Mitchell Chapel Rd.
Consent to search the home was granted to locate the missing inmate and in that search the detectives found a clear bag containing about 28 grams of a clear rock like substance suspected to be methamphetamine along with a set of digital scales.
Both suspects were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Allison said.
The detectives were at the home investigating the disappearance of 44-year-old Charles D. Johnson of 29 Wheatfield Rd., Poplarville, who left a worksite in Concordia Parish the day before with help from 41-year-old Dona Spears, also of 29 Wheatfield Rd., Poplarville.
Johnson and Spears were later found under a bridge along John Amacker Road and arrested, previous coverage states.