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Crackdown: Police arrest more than 60 for drugs

Nine months of undercover work resulted in the arrest of more than 60 residents on various drug charges late last week.

During a press conference last Thursday morning at the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center, representatives from the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department, Thomson Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced 48 arrests and that they were looking for 23 other people in connection with local drug sales.

"We know who they are. We have their names. They can't hide forever," GBI Special Agent In Charge of the Thomson office Gary Nicholson said of the people they were still looking for.

Tuesday afternoon, authorities released an updated list of 64 people who had been arrested -- including one man who was accused of theft by taking after he took money to purchase drugs and spent it on something else. Officials said the arrests would hopefully be the first step toward tracking down larger volume dealers.

"We know there are more out there and this is just another step toward cleaning up our streets," said Maj. Ronnie Williamson.

Last week's arrests were the culmination of nine months of cooperation between the three agencies.

In August 2004, officials from the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department and the Thomson Police Department approached the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to spearhead undercover work in an attempt to remove drug dealers across the county, said Sheriff Logan Marshall last Thursday morning.

Undercover agents then fanned out across the county, approaching suspected dealers to purchase a wide range of illegal substances. Agent Nicholson said multiple transactions were made to ensure law enforcement had enough evidence to illustrate a history of drug sales.

Police had arrest warrants on charges including possession and sale of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines for 71 people as the raids began last Thursday.

Drug round-up arrests

Marshall Lee Cushman, 22, two counts sale of marijuana

Reginald Martin, 22, nine counts sale of crack cocaine, three counts sale of cocaine with 1,000 feet of school, sale of ecstasy

Deunta Montrell Tutt, 17, Sale of crack cocaine

Gregory Dante Paschal, 18, two counts sale of crack cocaine

Willie Climmons, 40, two counts sale of cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project

Marion McNair, 43, three counts sale of crack cocaine, three counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park

Kevin Rayshon Sallywhite, 21, two counts sale of marijuana

Corey D. Ramsey, 27, sale of crack cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

Leonard Dupree III, 21, four counts sale of marijuana

Samario A. Hamilton, 24, PWID marijuana, sale of methamphetamine

Demetrius Ramone Johnson, 22, two counts sale of marijuana

Lora Adams, 41, sale of powder cocaine, sale of marijuana

Allison Inglett, 18, sale of marijuana

Deizmo Laquan Hill, 26, two counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project, sale of marijuana 1,000 feet housing project, two counts sale of crack cocaine, sale of marijuana

Michael Bowdry, 32, two counts sale of crack cocaine

Arthur L. King, 23, two counts sale of crack cocaine, two counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

Willie Simmons, 24, sale of crack, sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school

John Franklin Curry, 18, sale of marijuana

Andrew Shephard, 46, two counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, two counts sale of crack cocaine

James Willingham, 46, sale of marijuana

Dexter Bryon Hill, 31, sale of crack cocaine, sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park

Sonesta J. Hamilton, 33, two counts sale of crack cocaine, two counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

Peter Jones, 38, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school, sale of crack cocaine

Shadir Grant, 19, sale of crack cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

Keith Story, 39, sale of cocaine

Steve Huff, 53, sale of imitation controlled substance, sale of marijuana, sale of counterfeit within 1,000 feet of housing project

Adrian Brown, 26, four counts sale of crack cocaine

Cerlando T. McGahee, 27, four counts sale of crack cocaine

Mario Lucas, 24, sale of powder cocaine two counts

Patricia Ann Cody, 38, two counts sale of cocaine

Joseph Clowers, 25, sale of cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

Antonio L. Curry, 24, two counts sale of marijuana

Boise L. Bradshaw, 19, sale of marijuana

Zedrick D. Hamilton, 24, sale of marijuana, two counts sale of cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project

Link Ontario Fanning, 33, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project, sale of cocaine

John Willie Williams, 19, sale of marijuana

Pedrick D. Pinkston, 31, sale of cocaine three counts, sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of recreation park

Cleveland Tutt Jr., 60, two counts sale of marijuana, sale of cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of school, sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of housing project

Savonsia Mantice Jones, 20, two counts sale of cocaine, two counts sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project

Lester Taylor, 44, sale of crack cocaine

Tyrone Burnett, 33, seven counts sale of crack cocaine

Debbie Jones, 36, sale of marijuana

Cortez Dealio Thompson, 29, sale of crack cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project

Michael Stockton, 64, sale of crack cocaine

Stanley L. Reese, 23, sale of crack cocaine

Adrian Blue, 32, sale of crack cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a park

Terry Edward Spears, 23, two counts sale of powder cocaine, sale of methamphetamine, trafficking cocaine, sale of marijuana

Brady White, 39, two counts sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of housing project, two counts sale of marijuana, sale of crack cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of housing project

Angela Davidson, 34, two counts sale of crack cocaine, sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of school

Keith Bernard Harris, 38, drugs within 1,000 feet of housing project, sale of cocaine

Anthony Lee McNair, 32, four counts sale of cocaine, four counts drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a school

Antonio Tavares Bell, 19, drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a housing project and sale of cocaine

Marquise Lamar Blount, 23, PWID marijuana, PWID cocaine, sale of cocaine, sale of Ecstasy

Willie Gene Ivey, 22, three counts PWID marijuana, drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a housing project, drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a school

Keith Bernard Harris, 38, drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a housing project and cocaine sale

Trevor Kerrell Finch, 22, theft by taking

Anthony Christopher Moss, 42, drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a school, cocaine sale

Aundra Demarcus Hanson, 20, three counts sale of cocaine, three counts sale of marijuana, two counts sale of counterfeit drugs within 1,000 feet of a housing project, sale of counterfeit substance

Joseph Demorris Hudson, 19, two counts sale of cocaine

Demorris Lamar Ficklin, 17, four counts sale of cocaine, four counts drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a housing project, PWID marijuana

Santonio Tywan Cartledge, 23, trafficking, sale of cocaine

Deantonio Lamont Jenkins, 22, six counts drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a housing project, six counts cocaine sale

Deric Lamons Evans, 31, four counts sale of cocaine, drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a housing project

Carlos Shank, 26, two counts sale of cocaine, two counts drug traffic within 1,000 feet of a school



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