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For Immediate Release

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January 19, 2010 SDUSM Tommy Long, Southern District of Georgia
(912) 652-4577
Savannah Drug Suspect Caught

SERFTF LogoSavannah, GA - A man wanted by the Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Patrol Officers, SCMPD K-9, and a CNT agent on January 18, 2010.

Herman Lamont Dessasure, 26, was wanted by the Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team on numerous drug related warrants for drug incidents that occurred in 2009. The warrants include Sale of Marijuana, two warrants for Sale of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Ecstasy, and two for the Use of a Communication Device in the Commission of a crime. He was also wanted on a Chatham County warrant for Failure to Appear on an Indictment warrant for Theft by receiving, Possession of Controlled Substance and traffic charges.

The case was referred to the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Dessasure. An intensive investigation was conducted by the Marshals Task Force which led investigators to the Eastside of Savannah. On January 18th at approximately 2pm, Task Force investigators received information that Deesasure was at the Center Stage Barber Shop located in a shopping center located in the Eisenhower Drive and Skidaway Road area of Savannah. Marshals Task Force members, SCMPD Patrol and K-9 units, and a CNT agent responded to the area and arrested Dessasure while he sat in the barber’s chair. Dessasure was arrested without incident and half a haircut. Dessasure also has an outstanding warrant from Jasper County, South Carolina. Dessasure was taken to the Chatham County Jail.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 36, 000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by the Marshals Service than all other federal agencies combined.

The Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force has three offices: Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah. The task force covers the whole state of Georgia. The Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of investigators from the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders, and other felonies. In 2008, U.S. Marshals led task forces arrested more than 73,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
 

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