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Cops Seize $135,000 Cash in Big Drug Sting; 11 Jailed

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Authorities throughout the Augusta region used Halloween to break up a multi-county drug trafficking organization, searching 10 locations, arresting 11 people and seizing over $135,000 cash as well as guns, drugs and vehicles.

Four of those arrests came in Richmond County, including:
Marvin Lee Hamilton (top left), Lamar Devon Coleman (top right), Demetrius Myers (bottom left) and Ricky Calvin Jones.

The agencies working together included the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and the sheriff’s offices in Richmond, Columbia, Burke and Taliferro counties.
According to authorities, search warrants were executed at these locations:

1. 2049 Old Waynesboro Road, Burke County, GA

2. 199 Tyrone Brooks Street, Keysville GA

3. 471 Martin Luther King Blvd, Keysville GA

4. 2707 Fair Oak Court, Augusta GA

5. 169 Dove Drive, Keysville GA

6. 2112 Reserve Lane, Augusta GA

7. 2015 Reserve Lane, Augusta GA

8. 584 Beretta Drive, Grovetown GA

9. 2614 Spirit Creek Road, Hephzibah GA

10. L and G Lounge, Keysville GA

ARRESTED

Those arrested included:

1. Marvin Leon Hamilton, B/M, arrested at his residence, 2015 Reserve Lane, Augusta GA charged with Possession of Marijuana  and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

2.  Ricky Calvin Jones, B/M, arrested at his residence, 2015 Reserve Lane, Augusta, GA charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm by a First Offender Probationer.

3. Lamar Devon Coleman, B/M, arrested at 2015 Reserve Lane, Augusta GA  charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a firearm by a Convicted Felon.

4. Demetrius Dewayne Myers, B/M, arrested at his residence, 2112 Reserve Lane, Augusta GA and charged with 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.

5. Tyree Berria, B/M, arrested at 169 Dove Drive, Keysville GA, and charged with Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to distribute,

6. Ronald Eugene Jordan, B/M,  arrested at 471 Martin Luther King Drive, Keysville GA, and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

7. Danny Wright, B/M,  arrested at 199 Tyrone Brooks Drive, Keysville GA and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

8. Ricardo Smith, B/M,  arrested at 199 Tyrone Brooks Drive, Keysville GA and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

9. Keith Lamont Harden, B/M,  arrested at 471 Martin Luther King Drive, Keysville GA and charged with Possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute, Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and Theft by Receiving stolen firearm.

10. Gregory Lee Ivey JR, B/M,  arrested at 199 Tyrone Brooks Drive, Keysville GA and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine.

11. Winston James O’Connell  B/M, arrested on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County, and charged with Trafficking Cocaine.

ITEMS SEIZED:

The following items were seized :

1. 10 firearms (7 handguns and 3 assault rifles)

2. Over Two Kilograms of Cocaine

3. Crystal Methamphetamine

4. Marijuana

5. Jewelry

6. 11 vehicles (2 Cadillac Sedans, BMW SUV, BMW 745I, 2 Dodge Chargers, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Suburban, and a Range Rover)

7. $135,857.00 in US Currency.

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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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