Guns, pot seized in Brundidge drug bust

Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pike County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested three Brundidge men in connection with a drug raid that resulted in the confiscation of a pound of marijuana, nearly $10,000 in cash and five guns.

Jamari Dexion Pearson, 22, and Dorian Jamal Pearson, 20, were both charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during the search. Tracy Kerrion Pearson, 18, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office executed the search warrant at 248 Gilmore Road Apt. B-20 in Brundidge in the early morning hours Friday.

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During the search, officers seized a Taurus Millennium G2 9mm caliber pistol, a Smith and

Wesson SD9 9mm caliber pistol, a Cobra ENT Model C22LR 22 caliber Derenger pistol, two American Tactical AR-15 .223 Caliber rifles, approximately 1 pound of marijuana packaged in several bags, 2 sets of digital scales, and $9,787.

Sherriff Russell Thomas said the execution of this search warrant was part of an ongoing drug investigation.

“It’s just a continuous fight to try to eradicate drugs and we’re going to continue to work it and make cases,” Thomas said. “This arrest should have an impact within the City of Brundidge and the county. We’re going to continue to make cases as long as people continue to sell drugs.”

Thomas said it is particularly important to get dealers off of the streets and said that the two men charged with first-degree possession of marijuana were “selling it, no doubt.”

“That’s what our information was,” Thomas said. “There’s a lot of profit in the drug business, but there’s also a lot of danger that we’re going to show up at your door.”

First-degree possession of marijuana is a Class C Felony punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison. All three suspects were booked into the Pike County Jail.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Brundidge Police Department.