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Burglary report leads to discovery of drugs

AVON — What started as a report of a burglary ended up with the supposed victim being arrested on drug charges, according to an arrest report released Tuesday.

Jerrell Howard Estredge, 41, 2912 Wellston Road, Avon Park was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment.

A deputy had responded to a report of a burglary at a motel room where Estredge was staying, the report said. After the deputy arrived he had a hunch that the incident was really drug related, the report said.

A search of Estredge’s duffel bag led to the discovery of methamphetamine, the report said.

Estredge later admitted he bought the drug from a neighbor, the report said.

Inside the motel room, the deputy found drug paraphernalia.