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Task Force Arrests Cole on Drug and Weapon Charges

Tommy Joe Cole

An 8th North Task Force operation put a Hope man in Jail Wednesday for alleged drug and gun charges.

According to Sheriff James Singleton, at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 8th North Task Force Agents along with Hope Police Officers and Hempstead County Deputies executed a warrant at a residence at 172 West Avenue B in Hope where they took Tommy Cole, 35, into custody.

According to the Sheriff, a search of the residence turned up a .380 handgun with the serial number filed off along with two other handguns, several rounds of 9mm ammo, a bag containing what they believed to be methamphetamine, a glass pipe, $220 in cash, two monitors and camera and surveillance equipment.

Cole was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center and booked for possession with purpose to deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, maintaining a drug premises, unlawful use of communication devices, three counts of delivery of methamphetamine and possession of a defaced firearm.

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