Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
September 27, 2005 Press release from the South Central Drug Task Force
Ben Hill County-- The South Central Drug Task Force (SCDTF) in conjunction with members of the Governor's Task Force conducted a flight operation in Ben Hill County. The proceeds of this operation include the seizure of seventeen marijuana plants from in and around a residence located at 165 Preston Dr., in Fitzgerald.
Other items recovered include a Honda 4-wheeler, used in the manufacturing process, as well as, two firearms from inside the residence.
The plants were full grown, healthy, and averaged around 10 feet in height. The estimated street value of the marijuana was $30,000. Arrested during the operation was JaTory D. Lundy, age 27, who was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana, a felony, which could result in five years and a fine of $100,000.
The operation was conducted by Agents of the SCDTF, the Governor's Task Force (composed of Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit, Dept. of Natural Resources, and DEA agents), with assistance from Cpl. John A. Stokes of the DNR, and Sgt. Lee Cone of the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office.
The GTF will conduct several more fly overs to look for illegal Marijuana in Wilcox, Ben Hill, and Irwin counties.
Several grow sites have been reported by local citizens and are currently under investigation by the SCDTF.
If you have any information on illegal drug activity, please call the SCDTF "TIPS LINE" at 229-424-0000.