Open container leads to major marijuana bust at Lake Blackshear

Open container leads to major marijuana bust at Lake Blackshear
A gun was also recovered (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff)
A gun was also recovered (Source: Crisp Co. Sheriff)

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - When two game wardens were on patrol at Loron Williams Park Saturday, they didn't expect to begin the process of making a major pot bust.

But when Game Warden Sgt. Al Greer and Game Warden Cpl. Clint Martin, of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, saw a plastic container with an open lid on a boat, they thought it looked a lot like marijuana... and it was.

The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force determined there were five pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $25,000. Law enforcement also found 36 vials of butane hash oil (BHO), and a large jar of THC oil.

Jeremy Trey Sapp, 25, of Crisp County, was arrested Saturday, August 18, 2018 about 10:30 that night.

Sapp was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a BHO with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Firearm during Commission of Crime.

"I am grateful for the partnership Crisp County Sheriff's Office has with the Department of Natural Resources," said Sheriff Billy Hancock.  "We are fortunate to have extraordinary DNR Officers in our county that care deeply about the safety and welfare of our local citizens."

"Teamwork is vital in law enforcement. I am thankful Crisp County Sheriff's Office responded swiftly to our call for assistance and was ready to help," said Sgt. Al Greer.

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