Columbus City Councilman Pierre Beard arrested on drug charges
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus City Councilman Pierre Beard was arrested late Monday afternoon and charged with two misdemeanor drug charges.
Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said deputies went to Beard’s house on Byrnes Circle to serve a warrant on Quavis Betts, a friend of Beard’s. Deputies saw marijuana and methamphetamine in plain sight as they served the warrant.
Beard was arrested for possession of a controlled substance because the drugs were in his home.
Betts was indicted on an armed robbery charge stemming from an incident at the Columbus Waffle House on June 25. Deputies were there to serve that warrant.
This arrest followed Beard’s recent arrest in Alabama on drug charges during a traffic stop.