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Drug 'King Pin' suspect arrested in Lanier Co.

The Lowndes Co. SRT takes Camon into custody (Source: Lanier Co. Sheriff) The Lowndes Co. SRT takes Camon into custody (Source: Lanier Co. Sheriff)

 A team of multi-agency lawmen executed an arrest warrant on Isaac "Ike" Camon Tuesday morning.  There are federal drug charges on Camon. Federal authorities have custody of him.

Here is a news release from the Lanier County Sheriff's Office--

Around 9:00 on Tuesday morning law enforcement personnel served a Federal arrest warrant at 76 Cypress Trail at Banks Lake Point in Lanier County. The target of the arrest warrant was Isaac "Ike" Camon. 

Camon was arrested without resisting and was taken into temporary custody by Sheriff's deputies and then turned over to, and transported out of the county by Federal agents.

FBI Valdosta, FBI Thomasville, FBI Columbus,  FBI Gang Task Force, Lanier County Sheriff's Office, GBI Drug Task Force, Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Valdosta P. D., members of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and DEA participated in the joint operation.

Due to weapons being previously observed on several occasions in the home by cooperators, Lowndes County SRT and K-9 were deployed to affect Camon's arrest initially and clear the house.

Camon was ordered from the home by loud-speaker and exited the home where he backed up to waiting deputies, lay down on the ground and was handcuffed and placed in a patrol vehicle. Another female occupant of the house was discovered but was later released pending further investigation into her involvement. Likewise, another regular resident at the home was questioned and charged for minor violations and released.

In addition to other items, three weapons were seized from the house to include a military caliber assault rifle with multiple loaded magazines, a high powered semi-automatic pistol known for its ability to penetrate law enforcement body armor and a small concealable semi-automatic pistol. Additional evidence of other firearms were found as well but no other weapons were discovered.  

Several thousand dollars in U.S. currency was also seized along with a currency counting machine typically used to count large sums of money by banks and similar institutions.

Camon was arrested on a multi-count indictment related to Federal Drug Conspiracy charges.  The search of the residence is part of a lengthy in-depth investigation into drug trafficking and drug sales activities in and around Lanier County. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of multiple persons over the last several weeks and months who are believed to be knowing participants in those illegal activities.

 Agents indicated that where appropriate those individuals will be prosecuted in Federal court where the penalties are more serious to reflect the seriousness and repeat nature of their offenses. Agents have also been conducting investigations into the support network of the drug trafficking and sales group to include associates and family members who may have benefited or aided the illegal activities and arrests are expected for those activities as well.

 

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