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Thomson police bust up drug house

After this past Friday, fewer drugs were making their way onto the streets of McDuffie County.


Thomson Police Sgt. Jared Land poses with drugs and money confiscated in last week's raid at a home on Ellington Avenue.

Thomson Police officers executed a search warrant and busted a drug house at 3 p.m. seizing one-and-a-half lbs. of marijuana, 35 grams of crack and 89 ecstasy pills with a total estimated street value of $10,000.

Almost $1,500 in cash was confiscated along with other drug paraphernalia.

The bust at 628 Ellington Avenue was a result of undercover surveillance and tracking of hand to hand sales, according to Sgt. Jared Land of the TPD. A total of four suspects were arrested with two more pending.

Sgt. Land said it was a victory for the citizens as much as it was for the police.

"I think it meant a lot to the community to see us over there taking action. A lot of times they think we're not doing our jobs, but we are," he said, adding that letters from concerned residents helped further the investigation.

"We were actually targeting three drug dealers over there," Sgt. Land said. "All three of the drug dealers we targeted, we actually got."

Arrested in the incident were, Carl Leon Ivey, 31, James Earl Jackson, Jr., 24, Sedrick Anton Ivey, 33 and Emanuel Ivey, 29, all of Thomson.

According to a Thomson Police report, Carl Leon Ivey told the officers he had been selling cocaine from that house since 1999. In the report, he goes on to say that he knew the raid had probably been coming for some time.

Web posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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