Drugs, cash recovered in Lake City bust

LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A Lake City man is behind bars after deputies allegedly found drugs inside his house.

A multi-jurisdictional drug task force served a search warrant for a home in the 6500 block of N U.S. Hwy 441 Tuesday following a five month investigation, according to a release from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Investigators allegedly found five grams of powder cocaine and seven grams of crack cocaine inside the home.

Kendrick Lamar Jerry, 38, was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment with a total bond of $26,000.

Investigators also seized an undisclosed amount of cash and a vehicle used in the commission of the narcotics violations, according to the release..

The investigation is ongoing.

The Drug Task force is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Lake City Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).


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