VALDOSTA — Three people were arrested at a local motel Wednesday in connection with the possible selling of drugs and firearm possession, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was watching the motel and found Demetrius Wright, who has multiple warrants out for his arrest, taking women to the motel. 

Wright, 25, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of cocaine and possession of drug-related objects, according to the sheriff's office. 

Danielle Livingston, 27, is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug-related objects, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the sheriff's office. 

Later, another man arrived at the motel to sell drugs, authorities said. 

The man had multiple bags of cocaine and a firearm on him, according to the report.

Jonathan Ellis, 24, is charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm/knife during the commission of a crime, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, driving with a suspended license and suspended registration, the report said.

The motel or its address was not mentioned in the sheriff’s office release because “the motel management was unaware of what was transpiring.”

“The sheriff’s office would like to thank the concerned citizens that identify criminal activity in their neighborhood and report it swiftly to law enforcement,” according to the release. 

Katelyn Umholtz is a reporter with the Valdosta Daily Times. She can be contacted at (229)244-3400 ext. 1256.

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