Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies Seize Large Amount Of Meth, Two Arrested

(SHOALS) – Two Shoals residents were arrested after Martin County Sheriff deputies secured a search warrant and recovered a large amount of methamphetamine from their home.

On Saturday, at 4:46 p.m., Martin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tyler Reed was assisting Martin County Department of Children Services when he noticed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home of Angelique Gerkin and James Hert.
Both were arrested on preliminary charges of possession of meth, neglect of a dependent and transported to the Martin County Security Center.
While processing Hert at the jail, officers found a clear plastic bag in his pocket that tested positive for meth.
Deputy Reed requested the assistance of Martin County Prosecutor Aureola Wright to apply for a search warrant, for the home.
That warrant was granted by Martin County Circuit Court Judge Lynne Ellis.
Deputy Reed, Shoals Town Marshal Todd Eckert, MCSO Reserve Deputy Commander Gerald Gammon, MCSO Reserve Deputy Jason Greene, and MCSO Reserve Deputy Larry Gibson executed the search warrant at the residence.
During the search, officers located more than 20 grams of meth and 35 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
James Hert
Angelique Gerkin
Hert and Gerkin are both facing felony charges of dealing meth, possession of meth and neglect of a dependent and misdemeanor charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.