Drug Bust

$40,000 worth of narcotics seized

Ashley Hunter
ECB Publishing, Inc.

On Friday, Sept. 20, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Drug Task Force arrested two Monticello residents on various drug-related charges. The arrests also led to the seizure of over $40,000 worth of illegal narcotics that would have otherwise ended up on the streets of Jefferson County.
According to the press release issued by the JCSO, the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a residence that was located in the city of Monticello.
During the search of the residence, investigators on the task force discovered 1.7 pounds of synthetic cannabis, 66.4 grams of Alpha-PVP (commonly referred to as “Flakka” or “Molly”), 22.1 grams of powder cocaine and 0.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine, along with other paraphernalia used in the sale of illegal narcotics.
The property's residents, Deritez Dunlap and Henry Johnson, were arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
Dunlap was charged with trafficking in synthetic cannabis, trafficking in schedule 1 narcotic (Alpha-PVP), possession of powder cocaine with the intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine). He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and his bond was set at $65,000.
Johnson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail and his bond set at $500.
“I’m extremely proud of the hard work and dedication the Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force puts forth to make Jefferson County a safer place to work and live,” says Sheriff Mac McNeill.