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6 arrested in undercover drug operation in Amite

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Views: 20301

6 arrested in undercover drug operation in Amite

From the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

AMITE, LA – January 18, 2020 – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports:

On January 15, 2020, detectives with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit began investigating allegations of repeated illegal drug activity at an Amite residence. Information was received that 51-year-old Jerry Summerford was selling drugs out of his residence and accepting stolen property- more specifically stolen firearms - as payment. The operation began early that morning as undercover agents set up to conduct surveillance of Summerford’s home and property located on HWY 1054 in Amite. By noon, they had already witnessed two illegal hand to hand narcotics transactions

After the transaction, agents stopped each vehicle as it left the residence. Agents seized methamphetamine and marijuana from the vehicles. Both occupants were arrested.

Consequently, investigating agents moved in on the residence and secured the premises as a search warrant was obtained for the home and property. The subsequent search yielded the seizure of approximately (25) grams of methamphetamine, (.3) grams of marijuana, tramadol prescription medication, (12) firearms, and multiple gun parts.

Arrested at the residence were:

51-Year –old of Jerry Summerford – Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession of CDS IV, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm while being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and (2) outstanding FTA warrants.

45- Year –old Brandon Baker of Amite. – Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession of CDS IV, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm while being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

30-Year-old Joshua Lumetta of Amite, LA – Charges: Possession of Schedule II Drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and (1) outstanding FTA.

49 – Year-old Melissa Burns of Amite, LA - Charges: Possession of CDS II, possession of marijuana, possession of CDS IV, possession of a firearm while being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

38 – Year-old Aaron Wallace of Kentwood, LA – Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession of CDS IV, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm while being in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and (1) FTA.

53 – Year-old Kirk Lumetta Sr.of Amite, LA – Charges: (1) outstanding FTA.

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