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VPD seizes over $10K in drugs, cash


Officers of the Valdosta Police Department conducted a raid on a suspected drug house Wednesday, and arrested two people who had marijuana, cocaine, weapons, and over $4,000 in cash in their house.

Lt. Aaron Kirk says that VPD got several complaints about suspicious activity at 1822 Claudia Circle, so the VPD Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant there. 

Officers seized over $4,220 in cash, 270 grams of marijuana, with a street value of $5,400, and approximately 15.2 grams of cocaine with a street value of $1,500.

"Really, we believe they were sellin' the drugs," said Lt. Aaron Kirk. "When you have that amount of drugs, it's usually not for personal use. So those drugs, along with the cash they had, we believe they were sellin'."

They also seized numerous prescription narcotics with a street value of approximately $530, and two handguns. One of those weapons was reported stolen in Perry. 

"I don't know if I would call it a large bust, but it's significant for us because we were able to get those drugs off the streets," added Kirk.

Patricia Howard, 33, and Clifton Gay, 32, were arrested at the residence and taken to the Lowndes County jail. 

They are both facing charges to include Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of Schedule II Narcotics with the Intent to Distribute.

Further charges are pending. 

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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