Friday Sep 30 2011
More than $22,000 in drugs seized
Folsom Police Department searches numerous Sacramento homes, arrests three
A lengthy investigation paid off Thursday after the Folsom Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit served search warrants on multiple Sacramento locations related to drugs being sold in Folsom. At 7400 block of Winkley Way in Sacramento, Shamia Ingram, 31, and Jermaine Ellison, 40, were arrested after 3/4 of a pound of tar heroin was recovered at their home. Marijuana and commonly abused prescription medications were also recovered along with $5,600 in cash. Ingram and Ellison were booked into the Sacramento County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bail charged with possession for sales of heroin, marijuana and prescription Drugs. They also face child endangerment charges. In the 1900 block of John Still Drive in Sacramento, Demaris Crossley, 39, was arrested when investigators reportedly found 10 grams of rock cocaine, nearly two ounces of marijuana, and a loaded semi-automatic pistol. Crossley was booked at the Sacramento County Jail for possession for sales of rock cocaine, marijuana, and possession of a firearm (while possessing drugs for sale), according to authorities. The abuse of heroin in Folsom has seen explosive growth over the past several years, according to officials. Once rarely ever encountered by officers, the Folsom Police Department has witnessed a transition from people abusing prescription opiates (Vicodin, OxyContin, Hydrocodone) to a graduation of the cheaper and easier to obtain heroin. Heroin has quickly become the most common drug encountered by Folsom police officers and fire personnel. The California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (CAL-MMET) and the Sacramento Area Intelligence Narcotics Team (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) assisted the Folsom Special Investigations Unit in their investigation. The Sacramento and Folsom Police SWAT Teams assisted the investigators with securing the search warrant locations safely without incident.