CLERMONT – On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Narcotics Detectives (SIB) wrapped up a two-month investigation into illegal activity taking place at 1585 Lake Ave, Clermont. The investigation started with citizens in the area complaining of seeing an unusual amount of vehicle traffic visiting the residence.
During the investigation, detectives were able to develop probable cause which led to a search warrant being obtained for the residence. SIB detectives, along with the assistance of the Clermont Police Department (FL), secured the residence and secured the four occupants of the home. During the search of the residence detectives located trafficking amounts of MDMA, heroin, and cocaine, all packaged for sale.
Detectives also located marijuana, methamphetamine, Xanax, crack cocaine, and Hydromorphone, all prepackaged for sale.
Three of the four occupants, Jarius Jerod Pace (26) of Clermont, Jahmari Kyeshun Walden (21) of Minneola, and James Michael Hurtak (64) of Clermont, were all charged with the following criminal charges.
• Trafficking in Heroin
• Trafficking in cocaine
• Trafficking in MDMA
• Possession of marijuana with the intent to sell
• Possession of meth with the intent to sell
• Possession of Hydromorphone with the intent to sell
• Possession of Xanax with the intent to sell
• Owning and operating a residence to traffic illegal narcotics out of
• Possession of drug paraphernalia
The fourth subject was released on scene, it should be noted that Mr. Pace is currently out on bond for trafficking in cocaine for his involvement in Operation Eutsey. Operation Eutsey was an investigation led by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office back in April of 2018.