//LCSO makes multiple arrests for firearms, drugs

LCSO makes multiple arrests for firearms, drugs

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The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Special Operations Division, recently conducted a series of searches related to firearm and illegal narcotic offenses. Recovered in the searches were 9 illegally possessed firearms, two known to be stolen, a large amount of illegal drugs, and approximately $50,000 in cash.

On August 13, 2020, a search warrant was served at 1005 Lamar Street, Valdosta which led to the arrest of Kimberly Michelle Kier and David London for possession of firearms by convicted felons, along with possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute. Evidence gathered during the investigation into the home indicated the occupants were engaged in the possession and suspected sale of illegal drugs. In the search of the home, synthetic cathinone (Flakka), marijuana packaged for sale, a large amount of currency. seven firearms, two of which were stolen from Lowndes County residents were all recovered. 

On August 19, 2020, a search warrant was served at 1606 Lexington Avenue. Valdosta. Robert Lee Robinson, a/k/a Rob Base, and Tina Reynolds were arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence and possession of illegal drugs with the intent to distribute. Located during the search was a semi- automatic handgun, synthetic cathinone (Flakka), and marijuana, all of which was packaged for sale. Surveillance leading up the search indicated Robinson’s involvement in the possession and suspected sales of drugs from the home. Reynolds was discovered in the bathroom of the home, attempting to destroy evidence which Robinson had thrown to her as ran, panicked from the bathroom. An amount of currency was seized, believed to be derived from the sale of illegal drugs.

On August 20, 2020 Investigators conducted a search at 4247 Whitewater Road, Valdosta following up on a tip from the Department of Community Supervision and information from the Criminal Investigative Division of the Sheriff’s Office. This tip indicated a current parolee was suspected of having a firearm and was involved in drug sales. Investigators arrested Jeremy Todd and Tristan Richards from the home after investigators discovered a semi-automatic handgun, as well as methamphetamine, MDMA, marijuana and prescription medication all packaged for sale, in the possession of Todd. Richards was found to possess similar drugs in his backpack. An amount of currency was discovered in the home and is suspected of being from the sale of the aforementioned drugs.

The investigations were launched by investigators after tips and information from citizens and the continued cooperative efforts of our law enforcement partners.  The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office would like to, again, extend their thanks to those citizen willing to aid law enforcement with information that allows these type of crime interventions to occur, thereby making the communities safer, and removing known career criminal offenders from the streets in which they practice their illegal trades.