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Valdosta resident arrested for narcotics by VPD Narcotics Unit

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VALDOSTA – A 30-year-old Valdosta resident was arrested for narcotics by the VPD Narcotics Unit after a search warrant was issued.


Arrested:  Davanti Yearby, African American male, 30 years of age, Valdosta resident

On November 27, 2023, detectives with the Valdosta Police Department Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of members of the Power Squad Unit and K-9 Unit, along with other detectives, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Baymeadows Drive. During the search warrant detectives seized:

  • Four handguns;
  • Approximately 8 grams of MDMA powder;
  • 957 MDMA pills,
  • Approximately 39.9 grams of marijuana;
  • Approximately 135.5 grams of cocaine;
  • 16 Tramadol pills; and
  • U.S. currency and items indicative of narcotics sales.

The resident, identified as Davanti Yearby, 30 years of age, was arrested without incident. He was transported to Lowndes County Jail, where he has been charged with:

  • Trafficking Methamphetamine-felony;
  • Trafficking cocaine-felony
  • Possession of Schedule IV controlled substance with the intent to distribute-felony;
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony-felony;
  • 4 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon-felony; and
  • Possession of drug-related related objects-misdemeanor.

“This was a great result of a thorough investigation that was conducted by our Narcotics Unit. 

They were able to get not only dangerous narcotics off the street but 4 firearms that this offender had illegally.” Said Chief Leslie Manahan