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Couple face drug charges after search

A man and a woman were arrested on drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant at a Thomson home last week.

McDuffie County sheriff's Maj. Ronnie Williamson identified the couple, arrested Jan. 26, as Gene Lee Lucas Jr., 30, and Ashley Renee Hadden, 28, of the 1200 block of Harrison Drive. Both were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Mr. Lucas also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The couple were jailed in the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.

Deputy Sgt. Mike Hobbs, Deputy Jared Land and Investigator Al Reeves served the search warrant about 3:30 p.m., Maj. Williamson said. More than a pound of marijuana was found inside the home, all packaged in separate bags, he said.

Authorities also seized more than $2,000 and a handgun.

Web posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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