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Investigators uncover numerous code violations at Uplift Center

Art Hughes Art Hughes
MORVEN, GA (WALB) -

From bed bugs to holes in the walls, law officers said they made disturbing discoveries at the Uplift Center.

When officers searched the Uplift Center, they found exposed electrical wires, a moldy water cooler and bed bugs, among other code violations.

Art Hughes, who lived there for five months last year, said he's not surprised. "Once I had contracted bed mites, or bed bugs as they're known, I actually moved out," Hughes said.

Thursday raid followed a 12 month investigation into the personal care home. "In the night times, the section I stayed had no air conditioning," Hughes said. "The lowest temperature at night time was 85 degrees in my room."

The GBI spent 10 hours in the building Thursday seizing financial records, client records, and property.
Agents say between 10 and 12 people were living there when they raided the center. They were all taken out of the center and relocated. The center's owner, Tyrone Terell, and five others were arrested.

WALB contacted the Brooks County Jail, where Terell is being held, to see if he had a lawyer but the jail could not tell us if he did or not. GBI Agents say additional charges may be filed.

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