Three arrested in Tift drug bust

Three arrested in Tift drug bust

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - After a three month investigation into gang activity and drug distribution on West Golden Road, in Tifton, three men are behind bars.

The Tift County Sheriff's Office and the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force had the house under surveillance, and made their raid early today.

They arrested 26 year old Andre Gardner, 28 year old Jarrette Donte Sanford, 19 year old Austin Diggs, and a 16 year old juvenile.

They recovered approximately 37 grams of suspected "rock" cocaine, 21 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 108 suspected Oxycodone tablets and 251 grams of suspected marijuana.

Also seized during the search were two pistols, a sawed off shotgun, and numerous gang related items.

The four suspects at the residence are currently being held at the Tift County detention center with felony drug trafficking charges, felony drug distribution charges, weapons charges and gang related charges pending.

The Tifton Police Department, the Crisp County Sheriff's Office, and the Turner County Sheriff's Office also contributed to the drug bust.

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