Undercover drug buy leads to arrests

By Carrie A. Mizell

A Gilchrist County Sheriff’s investigator went undercover last week to buy marijuana from two local men, who have since been arrested and charged with sale and delivery of a controlled substance.

Tyrod Adams
Kyle Perkins

Deputy Wayne Dasher of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office aided in the arrest of Tyrod D. Adams, 24, of 1107 SE 1st Street in Chiefland, and Kyle A. Perkins, 22, of 1130 NE 15th Avenue in Trenton on Thursday, March 3.
According to a press release issued by Lt. David Aderholt of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Adams and Perkins drove in a vehicle to an address in Trenton, so that Perkins could sell marijuana. At the address, Perkins sold 27.8 grams of marijuana to an undercover deputy. After the transaction was completed, Adams and Perkins left the Trenton neighborhood. A traffic stop was conducted by investigators from the Sheriff’s Office who subsequently arrested both men.
Adams was charged with sale and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis and principal in the first degree. Perkins was also charged with sale and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis. The following day, additional charges were added to Perkins’ list of charges, including a charge of sale and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis for a transaction that occurred on Feb. 23, 2011.
Both Perkins and Adams appeared before Levy County Judge James T. Browning for first appearance. Adams was given a $30,000 bond and Perkins bond was set at $55,000. At press time, Adams was still being held at the Gilchrist County Jail and Perkins had bonded out of jail.

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