A Palmyra man and a Durham man are in custody as the result of a drug investigation by authorities in Lewis County.

According to Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish, deputies and NEMO Drug Task Force agents were investigating the distribution of illegal drugs at the rural Durham residence of 37 year old Erik Hickerson on December 21st.

When officers approached Hickerson, he fled the scene. Officers had to end their pursuit because of dangerous conditions.

Meanwhile, a second man, 39 year old Derrill Jackson of Palmyra, drove onto the property. He tried to get away and was taken into custody.

Lewis County Sheriff's Department
Lewis County Sheriff's Department

Jackson is in the Lewis County Jail, charged with fleeing to avoid arrest and second degree assault.

Hickerson turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office without incident Tuesday evening. He is charged with fleeing and possession of meth.

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