Busy Weekend for Drug Agents

By: Adam Vasallo
By: Adam Vasallo

It may be Monday, but the case files are already piling up.

Charles Crump and Jared Hale are facing possession of marijuana charges, and they're just the tip of the iceberg. With the help of Thomasville police, agents made 10 drug-related arrests in a 72-hour time span last weekend, most for marijuana, cocaine and meth.

CMDR Kevin Lee with the Thomas County Drug Squad says, "It looks like the meth is on the rise again."

Agents say a tip led them to the Thomasville doorstep of Amy Fillmore. They say her weekend arrest on meth charges is just part of a recent rise.

Charlie Rowe, an addiction specialist at Archbold, says, "It goes in peaks and spells at certain times."

Addiction specialists say that up and down cycle makes the battle against meth even harder.

Rowe adds, "It is an addiction without a doubt, and methamphetamine addiction is very, very difficult to treat."

Meaning more busy weekends could be on the way for these agents, but that's not all bad because a busy weekend for them also means a success at taking drugs off the streets.

Thomas County drug agents say about six to eight people took off on foot at one of their weekend busts. Because of that they say more arrests could be forthcoming.


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