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Brooks sheriff makes Meth arrest

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

QUITMAN, GA (WALB) - Meth labs are a growing problem in Brooks County, but there is at least one drug dealer there behind bars.

52-year-old David Herndon has been arrested, and charged with manufacturing crystal Methamphetamine.

Herndon's Meth lab was discovered after he was arrested for Meth possession in Thomas County. Investigators found a wide array of common Meth ingredients at Herndon's home.

 "Muriatic acid, hydrogen peroxide, camp fuel, acetone, and there were several jars of unidentified liquids in there that were used in the manufacturing," said Sheriff Mike Dewey.

While investigators suspected Herndon had a Meth lab in his home, it wasn't until he was arrested for Meth possession in Thomas County last week that investigators were finally able to search it.

Investigators had been to Herndon's residence before, but never had enough evidence to obtain a search warrant. After his arrest in Thomas county, they were permitted to do a search because Herndon was on probation.

"We're in a war with drugs now," said the sheriff. "You can't get them all, but we can chip away at it. Any time we get drugs off the street, it's a positive thing."

While Herndon's arrest may just be a small chip, investigators hope his arrest will serve as a warning to others choosing to break the law. 

Herndon has a long history of arrests. Since 2006, he's been arrested twice in Thomas County for the possession of Meth.

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