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Coffee Co. police officials make weekend arrests

Jimmy Lee Hester, Jr. Jimmy Lee Hester, Jr.
Patricia Hester Patricia Hester
Demetrius Maurice Williams Demetrius Maurice Williams
Milton Charles Gainey, Jr. Milton Charles Gainey, Jr.
Antonio Pedraza Lopez Antonio Pedraza Lopez

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office and Douglas Police Department have responded to a series drug arrests and a vehicle theft over the course of the weekend.

About 3 p.m. on Friday, drug unit detectives and K-9 deputies conducted a search at the 600 block of White Oak Street in Douglas. Upon search, officers located methamphetamine and marijuana along with scales.

31-year-old Jimmy Lee Hester Junior was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. 54-year-old Patricia Hester was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Coffee Co. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Jonathan Vaughn Road in response to a truck being reported stolen. The stolen truck was located in the Oak Park area later in the day Friday by an officer. After performing a traffic stop, the driver was identified to be 25-year-old Demetrious Maurice Williams.

The truck had sustained damage to the passenger side during the theft. The owner was notified and arrived to receive their vehicle.

Williams was arrested and charged with driving without a license and theft by taking of a motor vehicle.

Douglas Police performed a traffic stop at about 2:00 a.m. Saturday. Detectives were called to the scene after powder cocaine was discovered during the traffic stop. The driver, 29-year-old Milton Charles Gainey Jr. was arrested and charged with possession of powder cocaine.Coffee Co. Sheriff deputies responded to the Coffee Regional Medical Center on reports of an unresponsive person being brought into the EMS on Saturday. 

Upon arrival, the nurse stated that the subject, 24-year-old Kaleb Leaston Owens, had a small Advil bottle with a white crystal substance in his possession. After further investigation, the substance in the bottle tested positive for methamphetamine. Owens was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. 

About 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Douglas Police performed a traffic stop on Highway 441 South for a headlight violation. The two occupants in the vehicle were identified as 40-year-old Antonio Pedraza Lopez and 28-year-old Farrah Stone. Upon searching, it was discovered that Stone was sitting on two small baggies that contained what was believed to be crack cocaine.

Officers also found small pieces of paper in Lopez's wallet, wrapped around blue tablets imprinted with "605" on them. Two pills were found whole, while the rest had been crushed into a powder. The pills were later identified as Xanax.

Lopez did not have a driver's license, and open containers were also found in the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with no license and possession of a controlled substance.

Stone was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, giving false name and information to law enforcement, and open container. She had outstanding warrants on her from Douglas Police, Broxton Police, and the Lowndes Co. Sheriff's Office.

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