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Dozens targeted in multi-agency drug bust

AMERICUS, Ga. — Investigators from around Southwest Georgia are out in force in neighborhoods throughout the region rounding up suspected drug dealers and users as a part of a multi-county drug investigation, officials say.

Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith says that arrest warrants have been taken out on close to 30 suspected drug pushers following hundreds of man hours uncovering what he described as a drug trafficking network in Lee, Sumter and Taylor counties.

Raids to capture and detain those suspects started Tuesday morning and will continue through the coming days, he says.

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals said Tuesday that by noon about half of those sought had been captured.

"It's like Sheriff Smith said this morning, drug offenders are like viruses, they spread and can take hold in a community," Rachals said. "I think this is going to make a big dent in the drug business in Sumter County and will have an impact here, too."

Rachals said that about 13 offenders had been arrested.

Those arrested will now work their way through the criminal justice system, Rachals said. Prosecutors are fully aware of the investigation and have been assisting along the way, he said.

"It's really a team effort. There have been a lot of agencies involved here because it's a problem for all of us," Rachals said.

Arrests and charges included:

  • Nicholas Fokes Brooks, conspiracy/sale of controlled substance;
  • James Leon Jones, probation violation;
  • Marcus Antonio Jones, conspiracy/sale of controlled substance;
  • Chelsey Monique Jordan, manufacture/deliver/distribute/administer/sell/possess with intent to distribute controlled substance, conspiracy to commit a felony;
  • Milo Vadill Mumford, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy, probation violation;
  • Terrence Renard Roberts, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy;
  • Chasmon Deon Smith, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy;
  • Alice Marie Swain, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy;
  • Khalif Deshun Walters, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy;
  • Tyjerius Kwane White, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy;
  • Arlanda Nathell Williams, sale of controlled substance/conspiracy;
  • Adrian Lamar Wright, manufacture/deliver/distribute/administer/sell/possess with intent to distribute controlled substance, conspiracy to commit a felony.

Comments

Albanite 1 year, 3 months ago

This is either a ridiculous waste of resources or, more likely, a government property grab under the color of law - or both.

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RedEric 1 year, 3 months ago

One of the penalties of drug conviction is forfeiture of property. A lake up north has an area known as HP row. HP being highway patrol. These vacation houses have ALL of the outdoor and water toys parked outside. At that time HP pay was pretty low. Confiscation has its own rewards. It is good to be the law.

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erock 1 year, 3 months ago

I sure am glad I don't have to try and spell all of those names. Where do you come up with names like that, alphabet soup?

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dickyboy 1 year, 3 months ago

Don't sound like any honkies on that list...

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 3 months ago

db, that's pretty funny! I bet Carlton Fletcher is writing a column disparaging you right this very minute!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 3 months ago

Uhhhhhhhhhhh......why did DoCo opt out of the clean-up?

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GeeGee 1 year, 3 months ago

One honky. My friend said that they were at a trashy trailer park, so not much land to be gotten. These are not the top of the trash pile.

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hotdog 1 year, 3 months ago

Nope the honkies are in the meth lab they overlooked....or the distributor to those arrested.....law enforcement included

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 3 months ago

be more specific so they can get your computer ID and take you to court for slander.

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