Local drug busts nabs 29

Written by  Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:24

  The number of people arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal activity continues to climb.  In the last couple of months 29 people have been taken into custody and more arrests are expected.

 

  The investigation, which targeted drug activities in high drug traffic areas target in the area, is a joint effort between the Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Team began in September.

 

  The names of those arrested were released in a joint press release from Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Stephens and Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

 

  Chief Deputy Jared Akins said there was no "grand scheme" in the arrests and there is no connection or relationship to any organized group.  They just went into neighborhoods where they had been getting complaints.

 

  In addition to the arrests officers seized 2 pounds of marijuana, 2 ounces of Ecstasy, 2 and a half ounces of powder cocaine, a ounce of crack cocaine, a large amount of money and seven handguns.

 

  Charges included possession of marijuana and cocaine, intent to sell drugs, possession of drug related object, obstruction of law enforcement officer, probation violation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence.

 

  More arrests are expected.  The statement said the investigation is continuing and there are more "active warrants in reference to drug related charges on 20 identified suspects."

 

  Those arrested so far are identified as:

  Martavious Hobbs, 23, Mikell Street; sale of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana

  Thomas Brinson, 42, Ivory Street; four counts sale of cocaine
 

  Dartarian Braziel, 29, Morris Street; two counts each sale of marijuana and sale within 1,000 feet of housing project, one count each possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug-related object
 

  Chaqika Wilson, 23, South College Street; possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug-related object

  Tobias Gadson, 27, Morris Street; two counts each sale of marijuana and sale within 1,000 feet of housing project

  Shinte Thompson, 41, Institute Lane; purchase of cocaine, obstruction of law enforcement officer and probation violation
 

  Donald Young, 56, Ivory Street; sale of cocaine, possession of firearm by convicted felon, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related object, possession of Schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a disorderly house
 

  Al Christopher Deon Ponder, 27, Pine Street; sale of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related object
 

  Charles Clifton Torrence, 41, Johnson Street; sale of cocaine, sale within 1,000 feet of a housing project, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug-related objects
 

  Arell Hobbs, 30, Johnson Street; two counts each sale of cocaine and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a housing project, one count each possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug-related objects
 

  Edwin Stewart, 33, Lanier Drive; wanted person
 

  Dennis Eugene Smith, 21, East Jones Avenue; two counts each sale of marijuana and sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, one count each possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, wanted person for simple battery (family violence), theft by taking and criminal trespass (family violence)
 

  Gloria Elliott, 25, East Jones Avenue; sale of marijuana, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park
Frank Hancox, 25, Church Street; sale of marijuana
 

  Vincent D. Peterson, 35, Johnson Street; sale of cocaine, tampering with evidence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana
 

  Darrell Key, possession of marijuana
 

  Jeremy Key, two counts sale of marijuana
 

  Anthony Roberson, two counts sale of marijuana
 

  Alfonzo Tippins, three counts sale of cocaine, one count possession with intent to distribute cocaine
 

  Micah Drummer, two counts sale of cocaine
 

  James Clark, three counts each sale of cocaine and sale of MDMA, two counts possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count each possession with intent to distribute MDMA, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and tampering with evidence
 

  Gary Allen, possession with intent to distribute MDMA and possession with intent to distribute cocaine
 

  Larry Hendrix, two counts sale of cocaine
 

  Marilyn Robers, three counts sale of cocaine, one count each possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of firearm during commission of a crime and possession of cocaine
 

  Willie Stone, sale of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of firearm during commission of a crime
 

  Georganna Noe, obstruction of a law enforcement officer
 

  William Cone, sale of marijuana
 

  Javarus Whitefield, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of firearm during commission of a crime
 

  Thomas Reese, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of firearm during commission of a crime and possession of firearm by convicted felon

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