Federal Warrant Served in West Putnam
Lanorius Gilmore was arrested Tuesday morning (5/20/2014) shortly after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Rifle Security Team surrounded his home at 156 East Cowpen Lake Road, in western Putnam County.
Members of the Sheriff’s Office Drug and Vice Unit, including a detective assigned to the DEA Taskforce, had been investigating Gilmore for more then a year. Last week, a Federal Grand Jury indicted Gimore for sale of cocaine and early this morning investigative procedures confirmed Gilmore’s presence in the home. Because of Gimore’s known propensity for violence and history of being armed with an assault rifle, Sheriff Hardy assigned the Special Operations Group to the apprehension. With a search warrant in hand, Deputies surrounded the home in Hawthorne where Gilmore resided with other family members and ordered him to surrender. Gimore complied with the order to surrender and was taken into custody. Gimore was transported to the Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville.
A search of the home turned up eight grams of cocaine, narcotic painkillers, a small amount of marijuana and two guns. One of the guns, a Glock pistol, had been reported stolen by the University of Florida Police Department. Additional charges pertaining to the firearms and found drugs are pending.