Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton on Wednesday said two of his detectives apprehended a man accused of dealing crack cocaine and also selling a substance that looks like cocaine, but is not a drug.
Jamie Allen Perryman, 20, was found at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with two counts of allegedly selling crack cocaine, and a charge of selling a counterfeit substance, Dalton said. The counterfeit offense comes from selling something similar to an illegal drug such as selling baby powder as if it was cocaine.
Sheriff's Detectives Bob Johnson and Tony Nichols "had been to several locations" Monday and "received information" about where they might find Perryman, Dalton said. He was found in a house at the corner of Crick Street and Franklin Avenue. He did not resist arrest.
"He was hid in a bedroom" in the house occupied by a 17-year-old boy who "told him to come out," the sheriff said.
The charges against Perryman are filed by the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Meanwhile, Jeffery Deshawn "Pookie" Mitchell, 21, of Woodlawn Avenue, was taken into custody at the county courthouse Tuesday morning charged with selling a schedule II drug, crack cocaine, as alleged by the Drug Task Force.
Mitchell's public record indicates he's been arrested a dozen times on at least 15 charges including: domestic assault, robbery, theft, driving while his license was revoked or cancelled, violation of probation, sale of schedule II drugs, criminal trespass, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and evading arrest. He was most recently released on bond Sept. 13.According to records at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, three people were recently arrested on warrants issued by the Task Force.
Jennifer L. Maynard, 31, of Hull Avenue, was charged with sale of hydrocodone, conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone, sale of marijuana, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. She is free on bond, and due in General Sessions Court on Jan. 10.
Tonya Denise Hampton, 39, of 4th Avenue, was charged with two counts of sale of crack cocaine. Hampton is held without bond on a probation violation.
Ronald Franklin, 29, of Limestone Avenue, was also charged with two counts of sale of crack cocaine. He was due in General Sessions Court Tuesday.