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October 4, 2013

Lowndes sheriff's deputies arrest four in meth bust

VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office released the following statement this morning:

On Thursday evening, investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office went to 4637 Vienna Church Road in order to serve a Violation of Probation arrest warrant for Dwayne Howell. While inside the residence the investigators discovered an active methamphetamine lab operation, finished methamphetamine product and three small children inside the home.

The children were removed from the home and turned over to their mother, who was not at the residence. The children do not live at the residence. A thorough search of the home was conducted and a quantity of methamphetamine was recovered. Also while searching; investigators located a quantity of bagged methamphetamine product on one man's person. Also located was a small quantity of marijuana and digital scales for weighing the finished methamphetamine product.

The active lab was dismantled by investigators from the Sheriff’s Office who have been specially trained in the mediation of such labs.

The four arrested persons were taken to the Lowndes County Jail and booked on the listed charges. They will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court this afternoon for an arraignment hearing where a bond will be considered.

Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information on this case, or any other case to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

 

For more on this story, see Saturday's editions of The Times

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