Crime

Man with meth: 'I like to freak the ladies with it,' document says

Michael Allen Webb
Michael Allen Webb

GULFPORT -- A man found with meth after he checked out of a Gulfport hotel told officers he keeps meth on hand because, "I like to freak the ladies with it," a court document said.

Michael Allen Webb. 43, is held for federal marshals on a criminal complaint that alleges he's a meth distributor.

Webb is on parole for two drug convictions in Stone County.

Narcotics agents who pulled him over in a traffic stop Saturday have said he had 192 grams of meth, paraphernalia and two loaded 40-caliber handguns.

The paraphernalia reportedly included a digital scale and a bubbler -- a small smoking pipe that uses water -- and a small glass smoking pipe.

Webb told drug and firearm task force agents he had been using the bubbler to smoke meth and said he had just bought1/4 pound of meth for $1,800 the day before, the complaint said.

When asked his intentions for the meth, Webb allegedly said, "I'm going to say it is for personal consumption. I like to freak the ladies with it."

Weekly drug plan

Webb gave details of his meth distribution, according to the complaint: He said he buys an "8 ball," about 3.5 grams of meth, once a week, and said he distributes one or two ounces a week when he has that amount and people want to buy it.

Webb also said he had obtained the guns from people who owed him money, and admitted he's a felon on parole, the complaint said.

His flat-time release from parole is set for Aug. 8, 2017, the state prison website shows. Flat time means he must serve the full term of his parole.

Was under surveillance

His arrest came after a Harrison County narcotics investigator received a tip that a woman and a man had a large amount of meth at the EconoLodge Inn & Suites on U.S. 49 in Gulfport, but they would be checking out of the hotel Saturday morning, the complaint said.

Drug and firearm task force agents set up surveillance and said they saw Webb put bags in a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck and a Mustang, and objects in the truck's exterior toolbox.

Surveillance continued on the highway, the complaint said, as officers saw the truck speeding, changing lanes without signalling and leaving the road. A Harrison County deputy stopped Webb on U.S. 49 in Saucier.

The court document makes no other mention of the woman or her car.

Bond denied

Magistrate Judge Robert Walker on Tuesday ordered Webb held with no bond. He found probable cause to believe Webb has committed a crime punishable by 10 or more years in prison.

Webb was convicted of possession of precursor chemicals used to make meth in 2005 and possession of meth in 2009. His probation was revoked in 2011 and 2013, Walker wrote.

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