Sgt. Dupre retrieved a loaded .22 caliber revolver from the glovebox. Then, after receiving permission from the owner to search the vehicle, deputies discovered crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
The vehicle occupants were identified as Jonathon Wayne McCain (30) of Jenkins Road near Franklinton and Brittany Nicole Granier (29) of Stemens Street in Petal, Mississippi. McCain was further identified as a convicted felon who is on probation for previous offenses.
McCain was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and violating his probation. His bond has been set at $50,000. Granier was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with a weapon present and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond has been set at $5,000.
Jail records indicate this is Granier’s first stay in the Washington Parish Jail. Records also indicate this is McCain’s 13th visit to the jail. His arrests began in July 2009, and have included a variety of charges including failure to appear in court, traffic violations, two separate arrests for driving while intoxicated, drug offenses, and being in possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
“This arrest is a good example of pro-active law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Sgt. Dupre’s alert eye enabled him to spot criminal activity and take both illegal drugs and a loaded firearm out of our parish. I congratulate him, Deputy Gregorio and Deputy Cassard for a job well done. Once again, while honest citizens sleep in the comfort of their homes, criminals are out and about in our parish. That is, until our officers intercept them and escort them to jail.”