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Traffic stop exposes theft ring, meth manufacturing

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

A traffic stop by Lowndes County deputies in connection to a shoplifting case turned into a meth investigation Monday night.

Rachael Durgin, 26, James Delk Jr., 33, Brandon Spires, 22, Sara Deloach, 29, Judy Wetherington, 41, and Stoney Gaskins, 41 have been charged with possession of meth and other charges.

Officials say it happened when investigators stopped a vehicle after one of the people inside didn't pay for merchandise at a business.

Authorities discovered an amount of meth inside the car along with other narcotics. Investigators also found items that had been stolen in a Brooks County burglary.

Sheriff's investigators say they used information from the traffic stop to find more stolen property at two homes along with more meth and guns.

All six arrested have been placed in the Lowndes County Jail.

Investigators are continuing to work with investigators from the Brooks County Sheriff's Office regarding the recovery property.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine is asking that anyone with information on this case, or any other case to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at (229) 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985 or online at www.lowndessheriff.com.

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