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Man's Wish For Government Housing Assistance Granted, Sort Of

WLOX Action Reporter A.J. Giardina gets a lot of calls here at the station. But it's probably best this one didn't make it through.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, just before Wednesday's 6pm news, Curtiss Randel Coleman, 53, of Escatawpa, tried to call information to get the number for WLOX-TV. He said he was trying to get in touch with A.J. to complain about not receiving a FEMA trailer after Hurricane Katrina.

But instead of dialing 411, Coleman dialed 911. When he realized his mistake, he hung up. When the operator tried to call back, the line was busy, so two sheriff's deputies were dispatched to investigate.

When they arrived at the house, investigators say they discovered a Meth lab. They arrested Coleman and his son, Christopher Lee Coleman, 30, and Leslie Renee McMahon, 27, of Ocean Springs.

Agents with the Jackson County Narcotics Task Force soon arrived and arrested Erin Paula Oliver, 35, of Moss Point. All four are charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

One remaining suspect, Allen Dean Harrell, 31, is still on the run. Deputies say he's on probation stemming from three arrests in 2003-2004 for possession of chemical precursors with the intent to manufacture Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and possession of Methamphetamine.

If you can help authorities find Harrell, call the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County at 228-769-3302 or the Jackson County Sheriffs Department.

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