Three Arrests, Gun and Drug Seizures in Simultaneous Task Force Raids
The 8th North Task Force, with the assistance of FBI and local law enforcement agencies made simultaneous raids on two neighboring houses Thursday, arresting three and confiscating numerous guns, paraphernalia, drugs and money.
According to Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton, at around 6:24 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 8th North Task Force agents along with the FBI, Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and Hope Police Special Response Team simultaneously executed warrants at 709 and 711 Harris St. in Hope.
Sheriff Singleton said three individuals were arrested at the two residences. 42-year-old Tommy “Foot” Hamilton was arrested at 709 Harris. 49-year-old Michael Mitchell and 50-year-old Felecia Henry were arrested at 711 Harris St.
At 709 Harris, Sheriff Singleton reported a search resulted in seizure of an undisclosed amount of money, a film canister containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine, a glass pipe commonly used for smoking meth, two sets of digital scales, a surveillance system and a loaded Ruger.357 revolver which returned as stolen out of Hempstead County.
At 711 Harris, Sheriff Singleton reported a search resulted in the seizure of a brown wooden box containing what is believed to be methamphetamine, two clear bags believed to contain marijuana, one hypodermic needle, a white and brown pipe, a glass pipe commonly used for smoking meth, and undisclosed amount of cash, digital scales, a Marlin 12-guage shotgun and a Taurus LCP .380 handgun.
Hamilton was charged with delivery of methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by certain person, proximity to certain facilities, maintaining a drug premises and unlawful communication device.
Mitchell was charged with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and proximity to certain facilities.
Felicia Henry, the property owner, was charged with maintaining a drug premises.
All three were transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and will be held until their first court appearance.