A local man has been charged with drug trafficking, according to 
Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron.
    On December 26, Deputy Derek Dennis, Deputy Brent Rose and Deputy 
Jerry Coffey with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office was following up 
on a drug trafficking tip at a residence on College Street.
    After speaking with the homeowner, the deputies were given 
permission to search the residence. Dennis deployed the K-9 unit and 
conducted a search of the residence.
    The search resulted in approximately 3.3 grams of methampetamine, 
digital scales, plastic baggies consistent with drug trafficking and 
$248 in cash being seized.
    The Monticello Elementary School was located within 1,000 feet of 
the residence which allowed the deputies to charge and arrest Brandon 
L. Burchett, of Monticello, with trafficking in a controlled 
substance within 1,000 feet of a school, trafficking in a controlled 
substance first degree (greater than or equal to two grams of 
methamphetamine), and for possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Burchett was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
    The investigation is part of the continuing effort by Catron and his 
staff to investigate drug activity and to fight the drug epidemic in 
Wayne County.
    Catron requests the public call his office to report any drug 
activity. You can also send a message on the Facebook page for his 
office.    There is no need to provide your name with information.

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