Four busted for drugs in Sumter

ALBANY, Ga. -- A search warrant resulted in the arrest of four people for possession of prescription drugs and methamphetemine by Sumter County Sheriff's Office deputies Thursday.

The arrests shut down what Sheriff Pete Smith called a long term investigation into "a prescription pill and methamphetemine distribution ring."

Arrested as part of the ring were Sumter County residents Edna Yvonne Orr, 35 and Bobbie Leeann Ramirez, 42, and Upson County residents Donald Jason Pollard, 35, and Michelle Lynn Blankenship, 30, according to a sheriff's office report.

Pollard and Blankenship were were arrested for possession of methamphetemine with intent to distribute. Orr was arrested for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of methylphenidate, a drug prescribed for attention hyperactivity disorder.

The charges against Ramirez were not specifically listed in the report.

"During the course of this investigation, an estimated $1,600 worth of meth and prescription drugs were recovered along with the recovery of $1,000 in stolen property," Smith said. "Additional charges and or arrests are pending at this time."

The report listed other charges such as obtaining a dangerous drug and a controlled substance by fraud, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance not in the original container stemmed from the case.