Crime

3 denied bond in case of meth drained from toilet

Roy Lee Tatum
Roy Lee Tatum

GULFPORT -- Three people arrested during an investigation of an alleged meth supplier's plan to attend spring break in Biloxi have been denied bond.

Tosh Santell Humphrey, 36, of Slidell, and Roy Lee Tatum, 40, of Palestine, Texas, were on probation for federal convictions and had failed to report to a probation supervisor as ordered.

They and Chiquita Clelane Acker, 36, of Pearlington, each tested positive for drug use and Acker was wanted on an outstanding warrant, authorities said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Gargiulo ordered a grand jury review in a hearing Tuesday.

The three were arrested Friday, the day the Biloxi Beach Black Weekend began.

Detention orders signed Tuesday by Gargiulo show Humphrey had tested positive for cocaine and marijuana, Tatum for meth and Acker for marijuana.

HSI agents had received information that a meth supplier known as "Bugga" was coming to Biloxi for spring break, an agent said in a criminal complaint said. Agents learned it was Humphrey, who allegedly had brought some meth with him and was staying at Acker's home, waiting for Tatum to arrive with more meth.

As agents tried to enter Acker's home for a search, they heard the toilet flushing. An agent later broke a drain pipe and collected three 5-gallon buckets of liquid that tested positive for meth, the agent said.

Meanwhile, other agents met Acker at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Gulfport, where she was about to conduct a drug sale, the complaint said. A shoe box in her trunk held about 2 pounds of meth, the agent said.

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