Coffee Co. Drug Unit, detectives make several July arrests

First Alert Desk: Coffee Co. Drug Unity, detectives make several July arrest

COFFEE CO., Ga. (WALB) - Several people were arrested on different charges in Coffee County between July 4 and July 9, according to a release from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office.

July 4 - Traffic stop leads to three arrests

(Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

On July 4, around 2 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, the release stated.

During the stop, the deputies discovered the driver, Rocky Doyle Oliver, didn’t have a valid driver’s license or proof of insurance.

The sheriff’s office said both passengers in the vehicle had methamphetamine.

Sara Lynn Baldree and Guillermo Sanchez were both arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Oliver was arrested and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license, no proof of insurance and violation of tail light requirements.

July 9 - Traffic stop leads to arrest of suspect wanted on outstanding warrant

Just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, the Douglas Police Department initiated a traffic stop, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office reported.

During the stop, officers determined that the driver, Devin Cole Edwards, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Bacon County for probation violation, the sheriff’s office said.

According to the report, police said that when they asked the passenger, Rocky Doyle Oliver, to step out of the vehicle, they noticed he tried to throw away a package. When they retrieved the package from the road, officers said there was methamphetamine inside.

Rocky Oliver (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)
Rocky Oliver (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

Oliver was charged with possession of methamphetamine, the report stated.

July 9 - Coffee Co. Drug Unit helps find Ben Hill Co. fugitive

Detectives with the Coffee County Drug Unit were asked to assist in the search for a Ben Hill County fugitive Tuesday, July 9, according to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Markevious Demond Jenkins, of Ocilla, was possibly in Coffee County and was wanted for on an outstanding probation warrant from Ben Hill County.

Demond Jenkins (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)
Demond Jenkins (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

Agents found and arrested Jenkins around 1:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office reported.

Once in custody, Jenkins was searched and agents found ecstasy and a firearm, WALB was told.

On top of his outstanding warrant, Jenkins is now also facing charges for possession of ecstasy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

July 9 - Woman arrested for outstanding warrant

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Tuesday, July 9, it was requested to help the Department of Community Supervision with the transport of a subject.

Kelly Marlette Thomas reported to the probation office, unaware there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kelly Thomas (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)
Kelly Thomas (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

Thomas arrived and shortly after, so did a deputy who arrested her, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies said that once she was in custody, Thomas was search and cocaine was found in her pocket.

Thomas was arrested for a probation warrant and is also facing a charge for possession of cocaine, reported the sheriff’s office.

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