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Published:  July 16, 2014
BHSO arrests 7 in meth raid
Courtesy:  The Herald Leader

On July 3, after a three month investigation the Ben Hill Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Division assisted by Officers from the Criminal Investigation Division, Patrol Division, Ben Hill County Detention Center, the Georgia Department of Corrections Fitzgerald Probation Office, Fitzgerald Police Department and the South Central Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 101 Kingfisher Ln.

During the search of the residence agents found methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication that were illegally possessed, along with digital scales and packaging material, numerous guns and ammunition, narcotic paraphernalia and property was also found that was being traded by individuals for narcotics, some of which was stolen.

Arrested at the scene were Teresa Ann Cromer, Adam Carroll, Johnny Dale Garner, Hope Black, Sally Michelle Kendall, Anna Nicole Harper and Marcus Collins.

Some of the charges that were filled against the above individuals were possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Several individuals were observed at the residence over the three month period and more arrests are expected from this investigation in the future. “The Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in the investigation with all the information that was called
in and the participation some individuals played in the investigation,” notes Sheriff Bobby McLemore. “If you have information on criminal activity in Ben Hill County call the Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with an investigator.  Together we can shut these types of operations down in Ben Hill County.  Meth has become the number one drug problem in Ben Hill County and is growing in spite of all the arrests we make. Help us rid the county of this problem before someone in your family gets addicted to Meth. It affects people of all colors and from poor to the rich. No one is exempt when they choose the wrong friends.”