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Drug raids lead to five arrests in Warrenton

WARRENTON, Ga. -- Five people were arrested in separate drug raids by police in Warrenton last Saturday night.

Those arrested were identified by jail records as: Gary Dewayne Ivey, 31, of the 400 block of Main Street; Linda Carol Jackson, 51, of Hall Street; Alton Hill, Jr., 28, of Hall Street; Frederick Parker, 30, of the 100 block of Meadow Road, all of Warrenton, and Antonio D. Lewis, 28, of Ogeechee Circle, Sparta.

Mr. Ivey was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of possession and use of drug-related objects, according to records filed by Sgt. J.J. Cooper of the Warrenton Police Department.

Ms. Jackson was charged with operating a disorderly house; Mr. Lewis, with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of affray; Mr. Hill, with two counts of sale of alcoholic beverages without a license; and Mr. Parker, with violation of the state substances act for possession of marijuana. The five were taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson.

Sgt. Cooper explained in his report that he spotted Mr. Ivey walking near his residence about 9 p.m. and informed him that he had a search warrant. Once lawmen entered the residence, they discovered a razor blade with white residue on the kitchen counter and a set of digital scales. Also seized was cash, 15 pieces of a white rock-like substance, later field tested positive as cocaine. The cocaine had a weight of 4.4 grams.

In an unrelated raid that happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. last Saturday, Sgt. Cooper and other officers discovered a rolled cigarette, which contained marijuana and what was described as a large amount of alcoholic beverages.

Web posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010

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