Tifton > Drug Bust Nets Arrests

| June 12, 2015


TIFTON — Two people were arrested, and a huge haul of narcotics is off the street, after Monday raids by the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, and other agencies.

Leslie Howard, 45 of Carpenter Road in Chula, was arrested and charged with trafficking in heroin and Trafficking in methamphetamine. Tonya Harp, 36 of Valley Drive in Tifton, was charged with Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Howard posted a bond and was released from jail.

Tift Sheriff Gene Scarbrough reports that on Monday morning search warrants were executed at five residences in Tifton and Tift County. The search warrants stem from a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization that distributed crystal methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

Four pounds of crystal methamphetamine, five ounces of heroin, three pounds of marijuana and approximately $55,000 cash were recovered during the searches. Weeks prior to the execution of the search warrants, eighteen ounces of crystal methamphetamine was seized by law enforcement.

Law enforcement agencies participating in this investigation include the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Macon Office, Mid-South Narcotics Task Force, South Central Drug Task Force, Georgia Department of Corrections and the Sheriff’s Offices in Tift, Ben Hill, Brantley, Crisp, Dooly and Ware Counties.


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