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11 arrested in multi-county drug bust

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 6:52 PM
Last updated Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 2:30 AM
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Police arrested 11 people in a multicounty drug bust Thursday, seizing nearly a dozen vehicles and more than $135,000 in cash.

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An AR15 rests on a table with $90,000 and other items seized from a drugs bust by Richmond County officers.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
An AR15 rests on a table with $90,000 and other items seized from a drugs bust by Richmond County officers.

On Thursday, police executed search warrants at 10 locations in Augusta, Grovetown, Hephzibah and Keysville, Ga., arresting 11 people on drug and firearm-related charges, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said.

Those arrested are Mar­vin Leon Hamilton, Ricky Cal­vin Jones, Lamar De­von Coleman, Demetrius De­wayne Myers, Tyree Ber­ria, Ronald Eugene Jordan, Danny Wright, Richardo Smith, Keith Lamont Harden, Gregory Lee Ivey Jr. and Winston James O’Connell.

In addition to vehicles and money, authorities seized 10 firearms – seven handguns and three rifles – crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, several pieces of jewelry and more than two kilograms of cocaine.

ITEMS SEIZED

• 10 firearms – seven handguns and three rifles

• More than two kilograms of cocaine

• crystal methamphetamine

• marijuana

• jewelry

• 11 vehicles: two Cadillac sedans, a BMW SUV, a BMW 745i, two Dodge Chargers, a Ford Expedition, a Honda Accord, a Toyota Camry, a Chevrolet Suburban and a Range Rover

• $135,857 in cash

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oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/01/13 - 07:47 pm
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Drug Bust
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Law enforcement officers put their lifes on the line to make the streets safer due to these criminals. These criminals were selling posion for profit that kills peole everyday. Now, this is to the judge that will handle the case, if you do not put these criminals in jail for the rest of their lives, you are a partner in crime with them and deserve to go to jail in their place.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/01/13 - 08:04 pm
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Scumbags scumbags

Scumbags scumbags everywhere. That's why I don't try to get to know my neighbors nowadays. Never know when I'm going to have to shoot them.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 11/01/13 - 09:31 pm
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I would love to have the AR15

I would love to have the AR15 and of course the rest of the table. Put them in jail for a very very long time with no chance of getting out until their time is done.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/02/13 - 05:56 am
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It was a drug bust or a Gun Bust with drugs?

It sure seems they selling the BAD GUN part heavier that the drugs that are more likely to kill someone?

Note:
Main item in the picture (GUN),
1st item on the list (GUN)

BTW: what does several pieces of jewelry have to do with this?
Stolen and what?

daphne3520
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daphne3520 11/02/13 - 10:28 am
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First commenter it is "lives," NOT "lifes." Fourth
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Commenter: TROLL ON!!!!!! Just LOOK at YOUR number of "troll," Posts!!!!!!

Travis Highfield
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Travis Highfield 11/02/13 - 10:36 am
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Just the list RCSO provided...

nocnoc, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office provided the list in the same order. Most of the drugs confiscated in the bust were being processed in a separate location (and in some cases, a by separate law enforcement agency) than where the guns where.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 11/02/13 - 11:59 am
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Can't even imagine!!

If cocaine is inhaled in little lines as we see it being done in video clips can you imagine how many lines of the stuff more than 2 kilograms would make?! That's over four pounds of the stuff and would make for a lot of screwed up heads.

Thanks to all of the law enforcement agencies involved. ATF might have been involved since the do guns and drugs.

localguy55
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localguy55 11/03/13 - 12:55 pm
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Courtesy of Cheech and Chong

"Let's make a dope deal."
I'll take door number 3. Oh, it's Officer Maloy and the FBI, you're busted."

tazbill
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tazbill 11/03/13 - 07:23 pm
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LOCK THEM UP AND PUT BALLS AND CHAINS ON THEM > ADD WORK DETAIL

Why won't they take all of the drug dealers and users to a rock island { like Alcatraz } , give them a sledge hammer . I say lock them up with a ball and chains then make them bust up all the rocks until they can make a road through the water until it reaches land somewhere ...

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