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March ?A? $1.00 r~ Mr, ggins, Miss. Vol. 100, No.12 USPS 522-300 Your Hometown Newspaner Since 1916 By dody O'Hara Allegedly, the Campbells have made drug dealing a family affair. Three members of the family, 58-year-old Roy Campbell, 57-year-old Barbara Campbell and 29-year-old David Campbell, were arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after law enforcement raided the family home on Curve Road. "We had received information that illegal activity was taking place and, after conducting an investigation, we obtained and executed a search warrant of the premises," said Capt. Jay Green of the Stone/Wiggins Narcotics Task Force. Officers discovered an as-yet undetermined amount of synthetic cannabinoid, marijuana and crack cocaine. "There were drugs in plain sight when we entered the house," Green ROY CAMPBELL said. "The bulk of the drugs were recovered from a shed in the back yard." Each of the suspects was given a $75,000 bond. Roy and Barbara Campbell posted bond and David Campbell is still lodged at the Stone County Regional Correctional Facility. The task force also exe- cuted a search warrant at 738 First St. N. and arrested 41-year-old Ozell Johnson. BARBARA CAMPBELL DAVID "We had information that he had been selling prescription pills," Green said. "During a search of the residence, we discovered several dosage units of oxy- codone in a small safe in the bedroom." Officers also found several used syringes. Charged with posses- sion of a controlled sub- stance with intent to distribute, Johnson posted a $5,000 bond. During a traffic stop, 40-year-old Jerome Parker of McLain was found to be in possession of nearly one gram of methamphet- amine. He was CAMPBELL charged with possession of a controlled substance and posted $40,060 bond. A citizen who noticed a man appearing intoxi- cated at the Doll .: General in Wiggiffs alerted law enforcement and officers ended up investigating a strange situation. "Someone had called the Wiggins Police Department about a person pushing a child in a buggy who appeared to be intoxi' cated," Green said. "As it turned out, the indi- vidual was falling asleep while walking through the store." Jason Whisenant, a 23-year-old Perkinston resident, was found to be in possession of pre- scription morphine pills and was charged with possession of a con- trolled substance and is still lodged at the SCRCF with a $4o,ooo bond. His girlfriend, a3-year- old Jenna Belton, was arrested and charged with possession of para- phernalia after items were discovered in the car the pair were travel- ing in. THE ANNUAL PINE HILL FESTIVAL REPORTED lARGE CROWDS AND AN INCREASE IN VENDORS AND COMMERCE LAST WEEKEND. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE FESTIVAL HAD THREE DAYS OF ACTIVITIES. STORY AND PHOTOS ON PAGE |1. ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY JODY O'HARA. By dody O'Hara Father Jose Vazquez said he had arrived at A complaint about a the parish approximate- loose donkey in traffic ly one year ago and ultimately led to the there were lO donkeys removal of the final four at that time. remaining donkeys When Wiggins Police which had been living Department Animal behind St. Francis Control Officer Melanie Catholic Church. Roe responded to the The donkeys had been complaint about the living behind the church donkey endangering on property owned by traffic, she found the the parish, grisly remains of several No one seems quite of the animals on the sure how many donkeys property. had originally been "Myself and (WPD) there, or for how long, Chief (Matt) Barnett but at least six have died within the past year. continued to page 3 THE REMAINS OF ONE OF THE DONKEYS WHICH HAD LIVED IN A PASTURE BEHIND ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH ON HWY 26 IN WIGGINS. ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY JODY O'HARA. ): i: ,n Euent to feature vintage aircraft By Jody O'Hara Stone County citizens looking skyward on April 11 may get the idea they've been transported in a time machine. Vintage aircraft will be flying in and out of the Dean Griffin Memorial Airport as part of the Wings over Wiggins Fly In, a fundraising event to benefit Gateway Christian Academy. Kathy Whitney, a Stone County resident and an air traffic con- troller, has children enrolled at the school and saw the fly in as a natural progression of [the aviation project many students have par- ticipated in. "This year we concen- trated on the future of aviation," she said. "Last yo4r, we f~.n~ad on the hm ory of aviation and the year before that, we looked at careers in the field of aviation." -continued to page 2 Texting and driving now banned by state By Jody O'Hara Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law House Bill 389 which provides for penalties for texting while driving. The law forbids writ- ing, reading and sending text messages as well as emails or messages on social media. Enactment of the law makes Mississippi the 45th state to criminalize texting while driving. "I think it's a start," said Lt. Lewis Husband, Stone County Sheriff Department DUI Enforcement Officer. "We've been discussing it for a number of years." - continued to page 3 Hometown newspaper of John P. Fairley of Biloxi, Mississippi SERVICE CENTER 601-928-7228 419 Central Ave. E.. Wiggins 04 Honda Civic, Very Nice Automatic, A/C, Reg $5995 CASH SALE PRICE $4295. Other Vehicles to choose from, We finance everyone/No Credit Check/ Ttme& Tem