Local News Brief

| November 19, 2014

Local News

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA:

ALBANY — The son of Helen Morgan, 90 of Albany, charged with running a gambling house and with illegal alcohol sales says that his mother was taken advantage of and not to blame.

R. J. Sutton, Morgan’s son, says that everyone in the neighborhood knew that his mother had a reputation for helping people and that gang members took advantage of her with their gambling-alcohol and drug operation. The gambling contraband has been burned by law enforcement.

Sutton says that there were 60 people outside and 20 more inside his mother’s home when the raid by law enforcement officials took place. He admitted that the illegal activity was going on but says it will not anymore.

VALDOSTA — When Scott Singletary and Ramona Drury were stopped by Georgia State Troopers because of a non-working taillight the woman decided to hide the methamphetamine they carried in her mouth. However, the investigators noticed it and requested that she empty her mouth and out came two bags of methamphetamine; another bag was found underneath the drivers’ seat.

Both parties face possession and distribution charges.

ADEL — Motorists traveling Highway 319-Highway 37 and Interstate 75 may encounter detours through Friday. Workers with OmniTRAX are repairing a railroad crossing causing the re-routing of northbound traffic on Highway 319 to Highway 37 then on to Interstate 75 in Adel. Southbound traffic will be re-routed at Exit 16 on Interstate 75 in Tifton to Highway 37 in Adel.

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