Call for possible overdose leads to two jailed on drug charges in Waveland

Waveland Arrests

Christopher Gary and Rita Netto

What started out as a call to Waveland Police about a possible drug overdose ended with two people in jail, charged dealing drugs.

Waveland Chief Mike Prendergast said officers were sent to house on Danube Street on Sunday evening about a possible overdose.

When they arrived, officers found a man and administered Narcan. The man was then taken to Ochsner Medical Center, conscious and breathing.

Officers got a search warrant for the house, where they found 10 grams of what they believe is methamphetamine, Fentanyl and a .38 revolver.

As a result, two people were charged. Christopher Glen Gary, 47, of Waveland was charged with possession of a controlled substance, intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He also has a parole violation charge from MDOC.

Rinta Marie Netto, 54, of Waveland was charged with possession of a controlled substance and intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Both were taken to the Hancock County jail without bond pending an initial appearance. Both have court dates set for Aug. 11


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