Valdosta Daily Times

Breaking News:

Local News

July 25, 2013

Undercover drug sting nets two suspects

Woman attempts to eat cocaine

VALDOSTA — A woman attempted to swallow a small amount of cocaine after realizing she and another suspect had reportedly been conspiring to sell the narcotics to an undercover officer, according to reports from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

Tamela Jones, 40, and Robert Boone, 43, were taken into custody Tuesday, according to authorities. The arrests came after a man and woman agreed to meet a person, an undercover investigator, whom they thought was going to purchase cocaine from them, reports stated.

The man and woman were confronted by sheriff’s office investigators when they arrived to meet with a person they believed to be a buyer, according to reports.

Realizing the meeting was a sting operation, the woman attempted to swallow the cocaine. Officers managed to collect the .3 grams of cocaine that the woman attempted to swallow, reports stated.  

Boone is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, obstruction of an officer and use of a communication device for facilitating drug transactions, reports stated. Jones is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and obstruction of an officer, according to reports.

Jones and Boone were both arrested and transported to the Lowndes County Jail, where an arraignment hearing was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine has asked that anyone with information about this case, or other crimes, to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, (229) 671-2950; or its anonymous tip line, (229) 671-2985; or online at lowndessheriff.com

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 140417-Rail_Plan-001.jpg State Transportation seeks public input on rail plan

    The Georgia Department of Transportation held public meetings across the state this week to discuss its 2014 Georgia State Rail Plan.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417-valdosta_appr#10C8BA.jpg Officials serve lunch to city employees

    The City of Valdosta hosted its annual employee appreciation luncheon Thursday at John W. Saunders Memorial Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417-Wiregrass003.jpg Wiregrass learns through play

    For three years, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has hosted its Wired Up! event to engage students, faculty and staff in a fun but educational activity day.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • rain.jpg More spills? Valdosta braces for more rain

    In the past four weeks, Valdosta has experienced four major rain events that dumped more than three to four inches of rain on the area per incident.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140117-Scott_SGMAC-001.jpg Moody in running for Afghan pilot mission

    Moody Air Force Base is one of three military bases being considered for a temporary mission to train Afghan pilots next year, Rep. Austin Scott told the South Georgia Military Affairs Council Thursday.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • City: Most overflows stopped

    The City of Valdosta reported Wednesday evening that all manhole overflows resulting from Tuesday’s heavy rains had stopped, with the exception of two.

    April 17, 2014

  • 140416-gov_deal002.jpg Signed into law

    Gov. Nathan Deal went on a signing tour Wednesday across Georgia, flying into the Valdosta Regional Airport to sign three bills into law.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 2 charged in N.C. kidnapping

    Two more people were charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the elaborate plot.

    April 17, 2014

  • VSU opens spring senior art show Saturday

    Several graduating art seniors will present their show this weekend at Valdosta State University.

    April 17, 2014

  • 140415-water003.jpg Sewage problems persist

    Early Tuesday morning, Valdosta became saturated when the area received approximately three inches of rain from 4 a.m. to noon. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 11 manholes throughout the City of Valdosta have spilled 286,500 gallons of wastewater into local waterways, and this number will continue to rise.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results