Lowndes Sheriff announces major drug bust

(Lowndes Co. Sheriff)
Published: Feb. 25, 2019 at 2:35 PM EST
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Lowndes Co. Sheriff Ashley Paulk said Monday that detectives have been conducting investigations into illegal drug activity in the county for over a year.

In December of 2018, Kendrick Bradley had been identified as a major supplier of cocaine from Texas to people in the Valdosta area.

In early February of 2019, Bradley was arrested for cocaine charges, but Paulk said he was still able to bring in drugs. They kept watching Bradley, and searched his home on Greenlee Street in Valdosta, and confiscated three kilograms of cocaine, along with a quantity of cocaine that had been manufactured into crack.

Investigators identified Hector Becerra and Isaac Gonzalez Becerra as the suppliers of the cocaine and warrants were taken for them in this drug sweep.

A vehicle associated with these men was impounded and inside the car they found three more kilograms of cocaine, for a total of over 12 pounds, and a loaded firearm.

Sheriff Paulk said his “Special Operations Division is working with federal partners in furthering the case in other jurisdictions, as well as aiding in prosecutions of the local case, as it evolves.”

“I would like to thank those members of the community that have aided law enforcement in this investigation, and look forward to further participation,” the sheriff said.

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