One charged in drug sweep

THOMSON -- Sheriff's Maj. Ronnie Williamson said today one man has been charged following Monday's drug raid in McDuffie County.


Kevin Gaines, 29, of the 1000 block of Old Wrightsboro Road was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and criminal use of an article with an altered identification number.  Williamson said the article was lawn maintenance equipment.

Four other suspects in the case were still on investigative hold at the McDuffie Law Enforcement Center, he said.

FBI Agent Anthony Russo said he did not want to disclose the number taken into custody on Monday, but five people could be seen being brought to the temporary command post/former Georgia State Patrol Post.

At a news conference Monday, federal, state and local law enforcement officials called the raid part of a 9-month drug investigation.




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