Waynesboro, Ga., drug investigation leads to warrants for more than 20 suspects

A 40-day investigation in Waynesboro, Ga., ended Thursday with police arresting 12 people on charges of illegal drug sales.

Operation Clean Sweep, which targeted more than 20 suspects, was conducted by Waynesboro Public Safety officers who worked undercover buying drugs from dealers.

The suspects sold drugs that included marijuana, crack cocaine and oxycodone to the officers one or more times, police said.

“This was a sizeable undertaking for a police department of our size,” Chief Alfonzo Williams said in a news release.

Officers took to the streets at 5 a.m. Thursday to serve warrants on the 19 suspects who live within the department’s jurisdiction.

By late afternoon Thursday, Williams said 12 had been found and charged.

Surrounding agencies will assist in the arrest of the four suspects who live outside the city.

Williams said several suspects have been arrested on drug charges or convicted of drug offenses in the past, and a few are on probation or parole.

THE SUSPECTS

• Janard Donell Abram, 29, sale of crack cocaine

• Bruce Edward Brihm Jr., 25, sale of marijuana

• Kendrick Brown, 20, sale of crack cocaine

• Ronderick Brown, sale of crack cocaine

• Alphonso Burley, sale of marijuana

• Sidney Danielle Douglas, 30, sale of crack cocaine

• Fredrica Katrice Ellison, 24, sale of marijuana

• Nicholas Gresham, 31, sale of crack cocaine

• Dezmond Rashod Howard, 21, sale of crack cocaine

• Brittney Hughes, 27, sale of crack cocaine

• Sammy Hughes, 35, sale of crack cocaine

• Cedric Lamont Kent, 38, sale of crack cocaine

• Joseph Lovett Quick, 21, sale of oxycodone pills

• Andre Dale Robinson, 54, sale of crack cocaine

• Lamarshall Donnell Scott, 28, sale of marijuana

• Neshawn Lavelle Scott, 35, sale of marijuana

• Larry Walker Sr., 58, sale of crack cocaine

• Sadrina Lavette Wallace, 29, sale of oxycodone pills

• Alvin Whitfield, 45, sale of crack cocaine

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