Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
January 11, 2007
Thomas County - Deputies in a South Georgia county wrap up a lengthy campaign aimed at ridding the community of drugs and drug dealers. And now almost 50 suspected dealers are behind bars.
Law Enforcement agencies in South Georgia teamed up to make one of the largest drug raids in Thomas County history. "We were going around this morning arresting individuals we had warrants for selling cocaine and selling marijuana," says Kevin Lee, a Narcotics officer with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.
By the end of the afternoon, deputies with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office arrested over 40 suspects. These arrests ended a four-month investigation. "We would go to them and purchase drugs with funds from our office, and it would all be recorded," he adds.
Deputies say the mission was easy. "We all have one goal, and that's to make the streets safer and arrest people who violate the law."
And the local community is thankful. "It makes me feel good. Who wants a bunch of drug dealers on the street? Drug deals gone bad, you always hear about that. It's reassuring to know something is being done," says Thomas County resident Shelley Rudell.
Now they hope Thursday morning's raid will send a message to anyone looking to sell drugs in the county. "I hope it shows we are an aggressive drug unit, and if we get complaints, then we are going to investigate it. And if you are selling drugs, eventually we are going to catch you," says Lee.
And they'll continue working tirelessly to get dealers off the streets and behind bars.
Deputies with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office say the campaign wouldn't have been so successful without the help from police in Meigs and Boston, as well as the Georgia State Patrol.