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Deputies called to report of shots fired at home find something else

Lamount Umear Harper, left, and Rozina Catrins Nance
Lamount Umear Harper, left, and Rozina Catrins Nance

The call was dispatched as a domestic fight with shots fired at a home, but deputies found drugs in plain view instead, officials said.

Deputies found marijuana and prescription drugs not prescribed to the couple who reportedly were fighting Sunday night on Cardinal Lane in Gulfport, Harrison County Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Hearn said.

Seized were about 700 doses of alprazolam, 30 doses of hydrocodone, about two pounds of marijuana and two handguns, he said. Deputies also found more than $20,000, digital scales and ammunition.

“The deputies found no evidence of shots fired,” Hearn said.

Narcotics officers obtained a search warrant, leading to the arrests of Lamount Umear Harger, 38, and Rozina Catrins Nance, 39, he said. Both were arrested Sunday night and booked at the county jail early Monday morning.

The fight allegedly involved the use of a handgun but it appeared no shots were fired, Hearn said.

A relative was also at the home, he said.

Harger, a felon, faces charges of possession with intent to distribute alprazolam and marijuana, possession of hydrocodone, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He has four felony drug convictions from arrests in 1995 and 2012, the county jail docket shows.

Harger was held at the Harrison County jail on bonds that total $100,000.

Deputies arrested Nance on charges of possession of marijuana, alprazolam and hydrocodone.

Her bonds total $51,000.

Judge Brandon Ladner set their bonds.

Deputies also arrested each of them on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. The charge carries a $1,000 bond in Harrison County Justice Court.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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