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Hammond drug dealer gets 13 years for numerous crimes

Hammond drug dealer gets 13 years for numerous crimes

Author: Action News 17/Wednesday, June 26, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Crime


Amite- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 37-year-old Jay Ockman, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, and three counts of possession with intent to distribute/ distribution of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

On November 28, 2016, a Twenty-First Judicial Narcotics related search warrant was executed by agents with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Division, Tangipahoa Parish Street Crimes Unit, St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, and the Drug Enforcement Administration at the residence of Jay Ockman located on Mashon Road in Independence.

Upon arrival agents came in contact with four individuals including Ockman. Agents located a black backpack in a small black pickup truck on the property, which Ockman stated belonged to him.

Inside of the backpack agents located several syringes, digital scales, ledgers, packaging material in the form of clear plastic bags, and methamphetamine. Ockman claimed possession of the large sum of money found in another vehicle on the property.

In a recorded statement Ockman admitted to the currency being gained illegally through the sales of methamphetamine and the located currency was going to be used for the purchase of additional narcotics.

Ockman went on to state that on average he sells about 60 pounds of methamphetamine per month. Ockman was placed into custody for possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substances.

On April 26, 2018, agents with the TPSO Narcotics Division, Hammond Police Narcotics Division, and assistance from a proven and reliable Confidential Source, agents were able to conduct a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Jay Ockman.

The Confidential Source was provided with $160.00 for this operation. Through communication with the CS and Ockman, a predetermined meeting location was established at a Walmart parking lot.

The CS advised Ockman of an interest in purchasing narcotics and was ready to make the controlled purchase but Ockman decided to give the CS the narcotics at no charge, completing the transaction. The approximate packaged weight of the methamphetamine was 0.8 grams. The narcotics were sealed and placed into evidence.

On May 2, 2018, agents with the Tangipahoa Parish Narcotics Division and Hammond Police Narcotics Division with the assistance of a CS were able to conduct another controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Jay Ockman in Ponchatoula.

Upon the CS’s arrival to the residence the CS is met by Ockman outside. After brief conversation, Ockman walked to a separate shed on the property. Ockman retrieved a small baggie of methamphetamine from the porch and the CS gave Ockman $200.00 completing the second transaction.

On December 14, 2018, detectives and agents received information on the whereabouts of Jay Ockman. Ockman was being sought out by law enforcement for three felony warrants.

It was learned that Ockman was in route to the Villa Moderne Motel located on North Morrison Boulevard. Law enforcement established surveillance on the motel.

Investigators observed Ockman exit the vehicle. As investigators approached Ockman, Ockman was seen throwing a blue plastic container under a vehicle parked at the motel.

Ockman was placed into custody and the blue plastic container was retrieved from under the vehicle. Upon opening the blue container it was discovered to contain two clear plastic bags containing methamphetamine as well as a small clear zip lock baggie containing oxycodone and clonazepam.

Jay Ockman was sentenced to 13 years with the department of corrections.

Assistant District Attorney Le’Anne Malnar represented the State of Louisiana; Judge Elizabeth Wolfe handed down the sentence.

 
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