Two Arrested After Drug Transactions in Eastlake

Publish Date: January 12, 2022
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

On the evening of January 11, 2022, detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Narcotics division were conducting an operation at a gas station in the 3800 block of East Lake Boulevard.  During the operation, detectives observed what appeared to be drug transactions conducted in the parking lot of the business.  Deputies attempted to block the suspect’s vehicle to attempt him from leaving.  The suspect began to ram vehicles with his automobile in an attempt to flee.  During his attempt to escape, the driver ran over the foot of a deputy sheriff, struck two patrol units and a citizen’s automobile with his vehicle.

The investigation yielded 27.7 grams of Methamphetamine, 4.80 grams of fentanyl, 2 grams of heroin, 5 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of crack cocaine, $2557.00 in currency and 2 handguns.

Two subjects were taken into custody; 25-year-old, Henry Joe Nelson, Jr. and 22-year-old, Demarkus Etwan Moss are both being held on Drug Trafficking Charges.  Additional drug trafficking charges and assault charges are being sought from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

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