Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Makes Multiple Drug Arrests

Published 10:54 pm Monday, July 1, 2024

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Investigators responded to 533 Hilt Fornea Road in Poplarville, Mississippi, to serve an arrest warrant for Charles Atkinson-Seal, 34, for failure to appear in Circuit Court.

Upon arrival, investigators made contact with Atkinson-Seal and placed him under arrest. They also encountered Joshua Pierce-Seal, 36, Michael Landreaux, 40, and Ashley Sumrall, 35. During the interviews, investigators developed probable cause for a search warrant of the location. The subsequent search revealed distribution amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, and Psilocybin mushrooms, as well as assorted drug paraphernalia.

The subjects were arrested and charged as follows:

  • Charles Atkinson-Seal: Possession with intent of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and his bench warrant.
  • Joshua Pierce-Seal: Possession of marijuana with intent, possession of Psilocybin mushrooms with intent, and possession of paraphernalia.
  • Ashley Sumrall: Possession with intent of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

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On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Narcotic Investigators initiated an investigation into Dennis Henley, 44, of Steephollow, Mississippi, and Tommy Dean Shaw, 48, of Perkinston, Mississippi, for distributing methamphetamine in Pearl River County.

Henley met with undercover deputies and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents during the investigation. Henley was found in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine intended for distribution and was taken into custody without incident. The investigation led to Shaw’s residence in Stone County, where Pearl River County Narcotics Investigators assisted the Stone County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics with a search warrant. Shaw was arrested for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Pearl River County.

Sheriff David Allison expressed gratitude to the Stone County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics for their partnership, emphasizing the benefits of collaboration among agencies to combat the drug epidemic in Pearl River County.