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Police 'being proactive' in drug fight

Several people have been arrested on various drug charges, including a Thomson man in a case in which authorities seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana.

In a separate drug raid near Dearing, a man fled from lawmen. This past Friday, that suspect turned himself in at the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center, according to Sheriff Logan Marshall.

"We know drugs are around here," he said. "We're just being proactive."

At least one man was arrested on drug charges after deputies went to a doublewide mobile home on Westwood Drive outside Thomson looking for stolen property Oct. 1, Sheriff Marshall said.

During the search for stolen items, deputies discovered a bag of marijuana lying on a sofa. The name of the suspect in that case had not been released as of Monday.

The man was charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, authorities said.

In a separate case, Jason Leonard Jackson, 24, of the 100 block of Mynatt Road, Thomson, surrendered to authorities Friday after being on the run for a week, Sherirff Marshall said.

Mr. Jackson is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, jail records show. He remained jailed Monday.

In the biggest drug bust of late in McDuffie County, a host of deputies executed a search warrant Sept. 27 at the residence of Abraham Sharpe in the 100 block of Shank Street, Thomson.

Mr. Sharpe was taken into custody on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, records show.

Web posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009

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