From District Attorney Scott Perrilloux
Amite- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 34-year-old Jonathan Hickerson, of Hammond, LA, pleaded no contest to distribution or possession with intent to distribute schedule I controlled dangerous substances-heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substances- methamphetamine.
On August 2, 2019 and August 9, 2019, TPSO Narcotics agents were able to conduct a controlled purchase of heroin from a male identified as Jonathan Hickerson. On both dates, agents used Confidential Sources to travel to a trailer park located off Alligator Drive in Hammond, LA to conduct the narcotics transactions. Both transactions were captured on digital audio and video recording devices.
On August 16, 2019, Agents with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division with the assistance from the Sheriff’s office Burglary Task Force and Hammond Police Department Narcotics Division executed a narcotics related search warrant at an address on Alligator Drive in Hammond. Upon arrival to the residence, agents entered the residence through the rear door and located a male later identified as Jonathan Hickerson in the master bathroom. Agents detained Hickerson without incident and advised him of his Miranda Rights.
Once the residence was cleared, Agents conducted a thorough search that revealed two cellphones, numerous .223 caliber rounds in a bag, three digital scales on the kitchen cabinets along with three firearms with loaded magazines. All firearms were checked through NCIC to which one came back stolen. Agents also located $2,520.00 in U.S. currency in Hickerson’s pocket, which he refused to sign a property seizure form.
Agents transported Hickerson to the Hammond Substation and subsequently to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly.
Jonathan Hicks was sentenced to 15 years with the department of corrections.
Assistant District Attorney Matthew S. Belser represented the State of Louisiana, Judge Robert H. Morrison handed down the sentence.