Two jailed for heroin and crack at Bayside
By Geoff Belcher
Mar 14, 2014, 19:27
Hancock County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division agents on Friday arrested two men at a Bayside Park home for allegedly selling heroin, crack and marijuana.
"As the abuse of heroin has begun to rise nationwide, Hancock County is no exception," Narcotics Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner said in a statement issued Friday afternoon. "As a result, Hancock County Narcotics Agents are actively pursuing multiple investigations aimed at curtailing the importation, sale and distribution of this dangerous drug."
One of those investigations bore fruit on Friday, Skinner said, when agents executed a search warrant at a W. Adams Street home in the Bayside Park Community.
"Upon searching the residence, agents located substantial quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana," Skinner said. "Also recovered were multiple firearms, US currency, and Items used in the manufacture and distribution of illegal narcotics. Two occupants of the residence were arrested and charged with felony controlled substance violations."
Those arrested included Jeremy Simpkins Jr., 27, of Bayside; and Trevor Booth, 23, of Waveland.
Both men were charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (heroin), and manufacturing a controlled substance (crack cocaine). Simpkins was also charged with possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine). Skinner said the Hancock Narcotics Division was assisted by the agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Homeland Security Investigations and DEA.