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Authorities serve drug search warrants

Photo by Laura Williams

Photo by Laura Williams

ALBANY, Ga. -- Several law enforcement agencies visited five different addresses on Friday in an attempt to break up a cocaine trafficking organization operating in Albany.

The results seemed favorable, although there is at least one man still at large.

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, Pataula Drug Task Force, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, the Albany Gang Task Force and the United States Marshal Service served multiple search warrants and arrested four during the operation.

The searches were part of a federal and state drug investigation into a cocaine trafficking organization operating in Albany, a news release from the GBI stated.

Search warrants were executed simultaneously at 3613 Plumcrest Ave., 2583 Crescent Drive, 102 Adams St., 1513 Cordell Ave. and 529 Cochran Ave. Agents seized cocaine, guns and U.S. currency during the searches.

Four suspects were arrested and charged with drug trafficking offenses. Demetrius Perez George, 25, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Lamarcus Derryl Salters, 19, Roderic Trylenny Bodiford, 35, and Jeff Bernard Cauley, 25, were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

With the exception of Bodiford, who has a Camilla address, all the suspects have Albany addresses. All were booked into the Dougherty County Jail.

A criminal arrest warrant was also issued for Roderic Wayne Evans of Albany, charging Evans with trafficking in cocaine.

Evans' last known address is 1513 Cordell Ave. He is described as a 39-year-old black male, approximately 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Evans is asked to contact the GBI's Sylvester Field Office at (229) 777-2080.