Drugs seized, two arrested after traffic stop in George County

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, March 27th, 2021, Deputies with the George County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lonnie Street Road, in the Basin Community of George County, on a red Chevrolet truck for failing to obey a traffic device.

During the course of the traffic stop, a felony amount of methamphetamine was recovered from both the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The driver, Brian Christopher Shoemaker (32) of Lucedale, MS, was arrested and booked into the George County Regional Correctional Facility on one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and is also being held on a MS Department of Corrections Warrant for Violation of Parole.

Shoemaker has had an initial appearance before a George County Justice Court Judge and was given a $2,500.00 bond for the possession charge.

The passenger, William Turner Pipkins (29) of Lucedale, MS, was also arrested and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).

Pipkins also had a Bench Warrant and a Contempt of Court Warrant through George County Justice Court, and is being held on a MS Department of Corrections Warrant for Violation of Parole. After an initial appearance before a George County Justice Court Judge, Pipkins was given a $1,500.00 bond on the possession charge, a $1,000.00 bond on the Contempt charge, and a $1,000.00 bond on the Bench Warrant.

Both subjects are currently being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898. The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: mscoastcrimestoppers.com or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website www.GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com.