PELHAM, GA (WALB) - 16 people are in jail, as law enforcement agencies across the state busted drug dealers in Pelham and nearby cities this week. Donald Chaney is the only suspect out on bond.
The judge set bond for seven suspects including: Donald Chaney, Cullen Thomas, Johntorius Flemming, Samuel Wright, and Dontarius West at $9,000. Anthony Williams at $12,000 and Sterling Denard $12,500.
Our cameras were rolling when GBI agents and U.S. Marshals, along with several law enforcement agencies surrounded a home at 571 Lee Williams Drive early Wednesday.
They arrested two people and charged Donald Chaney with dealing marijuana.
Moments later, we followed police to Lenard Dennison's home on Rockey Road in Pelham. Dennison, also known as "Gator," was arrested and charged for dealing cocaine. He was found not guilty on Armed Robbery Charges at a liquor store in 2008. Police say they were able to arrest Dennison before he could get a hold of the loaded 45 caliber pistol under his pillow.
"It's imperative that we get these people with warrants on them in custody as quickly as possible for the safety of our officers and people in the community," said Pelham Police Investigator, Rod Williams.
Several law enforcement agencies assisted in the raid including: GBI, US Marshals, Thomas, Decatur, and Mitchell County Sheriff's Departments, the Pataula Drug Task Force, Camilla, Warwick, and Morven Police departments, the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit, and the National Guard. Pelham police have been preparing for the raid for eight months.
GSP Troopers and a GSP air unit secured the perimeter around the public housing projects and Mize Street area. All suspects are currently being held in the Mize Street Detention Center.
The Pelham Police Department thanks all law enforcement agencies and first responders who assisted with Wednesday's drug raid.
Police are still looking for Jason Parker, Antonio Spicer, William Williams, Jarrell Williams, and Justin West.
Total arrests include:
Donald E. Chaney
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