Perry County DHS inspection leads to drug arrest

Perry County DHS inspection leads to drug arrest
Katherine Cochran

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Perry County woman is behind bars and facing felony drug charges after a Department of Human Services home inspection.

Katherine Cochran, 40, of Beaumont was arrested Thursday night and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"It started out with us (Perry County Sheriff's Department) assisting DHS on a home inspection in Beaumont," Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said. "When the DHS folks went in, they found what they believed to be narcotics, and then my deputies went into the bathroom and recovered 16 grams of crystal meth."

Smith said his deputies also recovered three firearms in the house as well.

"The children were taken from the home and turned over to other family members, and Cochran was booked in to the Perry County Jail," Smith said.