Sandy Hook man arrested for drug possession

Published 9:26 am Monday, January 3, 2022

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On Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies encountered Austin Troy Freeman, 23, a resident of Sandy Hook, Miss., who was traveling on Highway 21 near Rayburn Correctional Center.

Freeman had both methamphetamine and marijuana in his possession, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley. Freeman was arrested for possession of both of the illegal drugs and transported to the Washington Parish Jail. He was released on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, after posting a $5,000 bond.

“How ironic to be arrested near the prison,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “He may have been comfortable bringing illegal drugs into Washington Parish, but I suspect he was not comfortable being apprehended and arrested. Do drug users transport illegal drugs across state lines? Absolutely! Are law enforcement officers in both states aware of that fact and on the alert? Absolutely! Most of the time, illegal drug users and sellers are well known in both jurisdictions.”