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Sheriff's Office arrests 3 on drug charges

Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:49 PM
Last updated Friday, June 20, 2014 8:39 AM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three men after executing multiple drug-related search warrants Wednesday.

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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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celticfiveo
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celticfiveo 06/19/14 - 05:08 pm
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Great job. People in 70's and

Great job. People in 70's and 80's learned heroin was a dead end killer drug. I hate it's making a come back

Sophisticated
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Sophisticated 06/19/14 - 06:09 pm
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Great job! After the Iraq

Great job! After the Iraq war ended out of the blue heroin made comeback. If you can read between the lines. 'When American soldiers came from over in Iraq ,so did the comeback.'

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/20/14 - 07:45 am
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Good job

Good work...LEOs

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/20/14 - 09:59 am
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"'When American soldiers came

"'When American soldiers came from over in Iraq ,so did the comeback."

Oh, I get it. All of those drug crazed GIs returning from combat are at the heart of the growth in heroin use. I heard a similar kind of drivel about the GIs coming back from Vietnam too. I don't think so sunshine.

"But law enforcement and health-care experts say demand for heroin is surging because an explosion in prescription painkillers such as Percocet, Vicodin, OxyContin and oxycodone has primed Coloradans for opiate dependency. Downs said new regulations have made it more difficult to obtain the prescription pills, so people have turned to heroin for their opiate need."

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corgimom 06/20/14 - 03:49 pm
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I want to know how they can

I want to know how they can only arrest 3 dealers, you see them all over the place in Augusta, especially in the low-income areas. I could find at least 20 all by myself in just a few hours without exerting myself.

The drug trade is all about supply and demand. An addict has a drug of choice but will take what they can get. When one drug is cheaper and easier to get, that's what they'll take.

It has nothing to do with soldiers and all about addicts who will put any kind of poison in their bodies to get high. It's sad.

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