Two individuals recently learned having marijuana and guns is not a good mix.
Wiggins Police Department officers received a call about what appeared to be drug activity at a residence on Hope Avenue and went to the address to speak with the residents.
During a knock-and-talk interview, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the house.
“A subsequent search of the residence turned up a large quantity of marijuana and two guns,” said investigator Steve Taylor of the WPD. “Curtis L. Edwards, a 32-year-old resident of the house, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and two charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”
Edwards posted a $30,000 bond.
The odor of marijuana also tripped up another suspect.
“We received a complaint from Memorial Hospital at Stone County about the odor of marijuana,” Taylor said. “When officers arrived, they were told a specific vehicle had pulled up and that’s where the odor was coming from, or at least that it got stronger when the vehicle pulled up.”
Officers made contact with the vehicle, which they said smelled of the drug and was filled with smoke.
Trai D. Moore, an 18-year-old from Gulfport, was arrested after officers searched the vehicle and found a misdemeanor amount of the drug along with two handguns, one of which had been reported as stolen.
“Moore was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana,” Taylor said.
Moore has posted a $15,000 bond.