Special Crimes Unit Ends Alleged Mother And Son Pill Deals

Posted On August 06, 2014

By Mike Perleberg


Jerri Lynne May and Eric A. May. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A mother and son are accused of dealing prescription pills and heroin, sometimes to students at Lawrenceburg schools.

The Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit began investigating Jerri Lynne May and her son, Eric May, both of Lawrenceburg, in March of 2013.

Detectives learned from an undercover officer that Jerri May, 54, was allegedly selling to students. She and Eric May, 33, allegedly dealt from their apartment on Elm Street in Lawrenceburg, a trailer on Lawrenceburg Road in Ohio, her vehicle at the Lawrenceburg Kroger parking lot, and during her breaks from work at a gas station in Greendale.

SCU investigators utilized an undercover officer to record Jerri and Eric May dealing on multiple occasions between March 4 and April 4, 2014. One of the Oxycodone pill deals took place at the Mays’ apartment on Elm Street, which is located within 1,000 feet of St. Lawrence School and Arch Street Park.

Jerri May and Eric May are each charged with Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance within 1,000 Feet of School Property or a Public Park (Class A felony) and Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Class B felony).

Jerri Amy was arrested July 25. Eric May was booked into jail a few days later on July 30. They both remain held behind bars as of Wednesday.