15 drug arrests in Jefferson County

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:35 PM
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LOUISVILLE, Ga. --Fifteen men were arrested and charged with drug offenses as a result of an undercover operation that began last September.

Officers escort a suspect, Demetrius Floyd, to a patrol car to be taken to jail. After officers identified themselves, Floyd ran and had to be sprayed with pepper spray.  Photo/ Carol McLeod
Photo/ Carol McLeod
Officers escort a suspect, Demetrius Floyd, to a patrol car to be taken to jail. After officers identified themselves, Floyd ran and had to be sprayed with pepper spray.

Officers from the Vidalia Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Wrens Police Department and Wadley Police Department assisted Louisville Police Department.

Officers split into three teams to cover the city and make the arrests. Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman was also on hand to lend support and make sure everything ran smoothly.

“The district attorney played an instrumental role,” said Lt. Teddy Jackson, an investigator with the Louisville Police Department. Jackson said officers from the drug unit with Vidalia’s police department did the undercover work.

“They ran 22 marijuana buys and eight cocaine buys,” Jackson said, adding a total of 50 warrants were taken.

Louisville Police Chief Jimmy Miller said every offense is on a separate warrant.

“It was a very smooth operation,” Miller said. “Smooth, coordinated and successful event. They put in a lot of hours in order to make this successful.”

Miller said the event would not have taken place without the help of the Vidalia Police Department.

“Without their assistance this operation would not have occurred at the level that it did. There’s no way it would have happened,” he said. “They utilized equipment that we did not have.”

Miller said he wanted to thank Vidalia’s police chief, Frank Waits, and the drug task force unit.

Officers arrested Rajante McGruder, Robert Curry, Jake Williams III, Sanford Hall, Jack Joiner, Quatravious Floyd, Gary Hall, Sykendrick Jackson, Kuwame Burton, Demetrius Floyd, Trevin Flournoy, Damien Heath, Jeffery Walker and Bryant James.

Willie Price Jr. was already incarcerated on another matter, Miller said.


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Trey Enfantay
Trey Enfantay 06/16/10 - 06:11 pm
Thanks for saving the world

Thanks for saving the world (snort).

AutumnLeaves 06/16/10 - 06:44 pm
eek. I wouldn't say "snort"

eek. I wouldn't say "snort" around the CSRA. LOL. As long as this stupidity continues to be an illegal enterprise, I hope each "criminal" caught snitches on another, so they fall like dominoes. I hate how illegal drug trafficking and use affect individuals, their families, their neighbors, their communities, their county/city and so on. Either clean it up, clean it out and shut it down or legalize it, de-criminalize it, regulate it, industrialize it and tax the heck out of it and get those that are willing the help they need for their addictions.

reader54 06/16/10 - 09:00 pm
Autumn: Well, they've been

Autumn: Well, they've been trying your first 3 suggestion for decades and have failed so, yeah, try something else. Why waste time and money on the weed? To send them to jail at a cost of $30,000 per person each yeah?

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