Sheriff's Office arrests 3 on drug charges

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three men after executing multiple drug-related search warrants Wednesday.

Michael V. Avery, 31, Jason Davis, 46, and Dexter Hunter, 21, were each charged with trafficking heroin within 1000 feet of a school, according to a statement from Sgt. Michael McDaniel.

RCSO narcotics division, along with agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, executed search warrants at 26 Thornberry Drive, 3893 Murray Street, as well as a storage unit at a local storage facility, all of which were located in Richmond County.

During the investigation, deputies seized approximately 9.25 ounces of black tar heroin, $23,745.00 and three vehicles.

Other arrests are pending, McDaniel stated.

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