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6 Pounds of Fentanyl & Meth Mix Seized by Richmond County Narcotics Officers; 2 Arrested


Richmond County authorities seized five guns and over six pounds of a Fentanyl-and-meth mix on Thursday from a search warrant, arresting two people.

Michael Henderson, 30, and Lakeara Sinkfield, 33, both of Augusta, were both charged with trafficking meth.

The drug seizure began with a traffic stop, which yielded a search warrant for Sinkfield’s residence on the 1400 block of Ridgewood Drive. “From the search warrant, officers and investigators were able to recover 5 guns and 6.71 pounds of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine mixture,” sheriff’s Sgt. William McCarty said in a press release.

The arrests are a “step toward trying to reduce the number of Fentanyl and other related drug overdoses in Richmond County and in the CSRA,” the sergeant said.

“There has been a nationwide crisis of drug overdoses that have surged even more as of late. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is continually working to try to rid these and other drugs off of our streets, to make this a safer county for the citizens and visitors of Richmond County and the CSRA,” he said in the press release. “The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office also continues to focus on getting illegal guns off the streets.”

In addition to meth trafficking, Henderson was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, weapon possession, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a grand jury arrest warrant, and a warrant for other authorities.



Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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