HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Authorities in Hancock County made 17 drug related arrests over 24 hours. Thursday, the Hancock County Narcotics Division made four arrests after discovering an active meth lab off Highway 607 near Texas Flat Road. Then Friday morning, drug agents served warrants on 13 people for various drug offenses.
Complaints over several weeks led drug agents to the area Highway 607 near Texas Flat Road. There they found four people cooking meth. Investigators also discovered a 1/3 of an ounce of actual finished methamphetamine, numerous precursors, scales and other paraphernalia. They also found evidence of numerous inactive meth cooking sites.
The meth lab was discovered on property owned by James Bond, 50, of the Nicholson community. He was arrested along with Cassandra Mcgowan, 41, of Picayune, Timothy Harris Jr., 56, from the Nicholson Community, and Tony Herring, 32, of Picayune.
All four were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, generation of hazardous waste and possession of a controlled substance. They are being held at the Hancock County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
Friday morning, drug agents arrested 13 people on various charges in a roundup operation. Agents served arrest warrants throughout the county.
Those arrested are: Zackarias Nichols, 28, of Bay St. Louis is charged with three counts of sale of controlled substance; Christopher Proulx, 23, of the Bayside Community is charged with two counts of sale of controlled substance; Adriann Barone, 34, of Diamondhead faces two counts sale of controlled substance; Brandon Illing, 21, from Kiln is charged with one count sale of controlled substance; Kathleen Ashford, 61, of Kiln is charged with two counts acquisition by fraud; Jesse Young, 40, from Bay St. Louis faces three counts acquisition by fraud; Theodore Hawkins, 23, of Waveland is charged with counts sale of a controlled substance; Terry Lewis, 30, of Waveland faces one count of sale of controlled substance; David Silverman, 56, of Bay St. Louis is charged with sale of controlled substance; Terry Joseph, 51, from Waveland is charged with two counts sale of controlled substance; Megan Ladner, 25, of Waveland is charge with sale of controlled substance; Steven Parker, 42, of the Bayside community is charged with two counts sale of controlled substance.
One juvenile from Diamondhead was charge with sale of a controlled substance. The Hancock Narcotic Division is still in the process of looking for several other subjects