September 21, 2012 by Julie Montanaro
A drug bust at a Tallahassee home yields more than drugs.
Detectives found what they suspect is a long list of stolen identities.
Deputies raided a home on Roberts Avenue this morning expecting to find marijuana.
They say they found enough ecstasy - in powder and pills - to warrant trafficking charges. Those drugs were stashed in a crown royal bag, which was tucked right alongside school books inside a back pack.
Deputies found a gun and some pot too, but the biggest surprise of all, they say was a list of nearly 500 names, social security numbers and birth dates.
Detective Andrew Dawson says there were ledgers with the word "illegal" written on them.
"The fraudsters will indicate whether it's good to use that name, bad to use that name, whether it's been used in 2011 or 2012," said LCSO Financial Crimes Detective Andrew Dawson. "It had check marks or x's indicating whether they were good to use for fraud or not."
Dawson says the information may have been used to file fraudulent tax returns.
Gerard Jackson is accused of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it.
His roommate Tyrese Davis is accused of trafficking in MDMA as well as identity fraud.
Deputies say they do expect more arrests.
9.21.2012 4:15pm LCSO Sheriff's Office Press Release
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals in connection with a two month long undercover drug sales investigation.
Detectives from LCSO’s Vice Unit began conducting surveillance and undercover drug buy operations after receiving a tip about the occupants at 3535 Roberts Avenue, lot # 303. The detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and served it on September 21, 2012.
Detectives recovered a firearm, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and MDMA during the search of the residence. Detectives also located ledgers containing hundreds of names, dates of birth
and social security numbers.
Financial Crimes Detectives are assisting with this investigation and have confirmed that many of the names listed on the ledgers have had their identities compromised. Some of the names listed have been used to obtain fraudulent tax returns.
Detectives arrested Gerard Jackson and Tyrece Davis at the residence. Jackson and Davis were taken to the Leon County Jail.
This investigation is continuing and additional arrests and charges are likely.
Gerard O. Jackson
27 years old Charges: Possession of Marijuana WITS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Tyrece D. Davis
26 years old Trafficking in MDMA, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information (30 or more victims)