[UPDATE] 9 Arrested in Drug Bust

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

"Drugs ain't gonna never get off the street," said Pleham resident Allis Griffin.

Allis Griffin lives just doors away from this home on Lee Williams Drive ... the home where officers arrested Donald Cheney Wednesday morning.

"I was so shocked about the young man they got because I didn't even know that he was doing drugs," said Friffin.

A few minutes later and a couple of blocks over on Rocky Road officers said they found suspect Lynnard Dennison sleeping in his bed.

"After getting him handcuffed and removing him they found a loaded 45 caliber handgun under his pillow which he had his head laying on," said Pelham Police Department Investigator.

Officers say with the help more than 60 officers from various agencies the Pelham Police Department was able to make 19 arrests.

Officers said checkpoints were set up throughout the city to prevent suspects from fleeing before they could be arrested.

"I was on my way to work near 19 ... there was some officers there and they stooped us and asked for my driver's license and was anybody with me ... I told them no," said Pelham Resident Rossie Wimberly.

Residents said they're concerned about how drug activity will affect the children in the community.

"Children's minds are like recorders and if they see something, whether right or wrong, they tend to do what they see," said Wimberly.

Officers said they're still looking to make three more arrests the names of those individuals are Jackson Parker, Jerell Williams, Anthony Spister and Justin West.
The investigation, called, "Operations Secure Tomorrow Two", has been going on for some time now leading to more than a dozen.

Wednesday's (4-6) bust brought the number of arrests to 16.

Officers said the U.S. Marshals and the Georgia State Patrol helped with the arrests.

Officers said they are still searching for 5 more people.

Pelham, Georgia - April 6, 2011

9 people were arrested this morning in connection with a cocaine dealing drug bust, according to the Pelham Police Department.

The investigation, called Operations Secure Tomorrow Two, has been going on for some time now, leading to a total of 14 arrests.

Officers say they are still searching for 7 more people. Deputies say the U.S. Marshals and Georgia State Patrol helped with making the arrests.

Eyewitness News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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  • by Trlasiya Location: Moultrie Ga. on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:40 PM
    Wow, all I can say is get your house in order, because the hour of judgement is NEAR!
  • by Missy Location: Alabama on Apr 11, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    Drugs are going to be here forever. There going no where no time soon. I honestly don't knock anyone who sells them, because people don't have to buy it. Just because you see them don't mean buy them. I've seen plenty in my life and haven't bought any yet. So just because they got arrested don't mean drugs are off the street, theres always another place to buy them.
  • by Keith on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    How many jobs has this worthless bust going to cost? All you sanctimonious folks out there need to pull yer heads out and wise up.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2011 at 09:47 AM
    put all them sorry ,trash thugs in jail
  • by drug buster Location: lanier county on Apr 7, 2011 at 08:56 PM
  • by Mom Location: Southwest Ga on Apr 7, 2011 at 05:13 PM
    There are more than 9 unsolved murders in Southwest Georgia. But the taterhead georgia cops can't seem to "find" those suspects because they are too focused on a Pot Seed in the ash tray of the pickup truck.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    david was one of the tattle tales in elementary school. still a virgin too?
  • by david Location: thomasville on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:52 PM
    buy / sell / use or produce ANY non prescribed drug ? go directly to prison! receive ANY assistance from ANY government agency ? DRUG TEST! found with drugs in your body? NO MORE ASSISTANCE !!! if you have a problem dealing with real reality... go to Disney world where make believe lives on. and if i KNOW you are using, dealing, producing non prescribed drugs... you WILL be arrested! no ifs and or buts.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 at 06:28 AM in reply to david
      Isn't alcohol a non-prescription drug? Isn't nicotine a non-prescription drug? Do you really want to put beer makers and nicotine patch makers in prison?
  • by STEP AWAY FROM THE BONG! Location: TALLAHASSEE on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Now you are changing your argument!!! First it was a waste of resources. When that argumnent didn't fly, its a deep dark conspiracy by drug companies. The drugs are illegal because they destroy lives and lead to other crimes. Somebody addicted to drugs will steal, rob, and kill to get them whether they are illegal or not. Just be honest and admit that you want them legalized so you can finish frying your brain without having to look over your shoulder. People like you are just less social competition for the rest of us. Natural selection at its finest!!!
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      by actually not true on Apr 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM in reply to STEP AWAY FROM THE BONG!
      Do a little research on the topic. The reason illicit drugs were criminalized was not because of their 'harm'. It was all about economics. No conspiracy theory, just truth. Dupont/Rockafeller were major players on the classification of marijuana in the 1930s. My drug use days are long over. I have no intention of using them, but I do believe in what the country stands for and liberty is something that our constitution says can not be infringed upon.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:16 PM in reply to actually not true
        Cocaine (what was being dealt in the story) was not classified as a controlled substance in the U.S. until the 70's. How does the 1930's Dupont lobby for hemp have to do with cocaine?
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        by Big John on Apr 7, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to actually not true
        What's with the weed worshipping wonderplant arguments? I'm all for legalizing pot. I think it will save us a lot of money and take millions of participants out of the black market for illegal drugs and help us build respect back up for law enforcement and the rule of law, and it will generate tax revenues and defund organized crime to a great degree, especially Mexican cartels. But hemp/pot won't save the world and it's not why marijuana was made illegal to begin with. It was made illegal at a time when they were making everything illegal. They'd already banned heroin and cocaine. They'd banned alcohol but failed on that one and had to make it legal again. The same people wanting alcohol and other intoxicants banned wanted marijuana banned for the same reasons. Our hemp industry was pretty much dead by the time pot was banned. The end of slavery spelled the end of our hemp industry because it's too labor intensive to turn those stalks into usable products. Hemp is legal in 30 some odd countries now, inculding big countries like China, India and Russia. It's not being used as a biofuel feedstock because there are better/cheaper feedstocks. It's not being used for paper except as an additive to expensive paper for people who think it's cool to have hemp paper. It's mostly used for expensive novelty products. It's only made into textiles in countries with dirt cheap labor forces. It's not a threat now to anyone in paper production or the textile industries or any other industries and it wasn't back in the Hearst/Dupont/Harry Anslinger days either. May Jack Herer rest in peace, but that man was full of bull, and people who perpetuate his arguments aren't helping us get marijuana legalized. Those arguments just make you sound like an ant-corporation weed worshipping conspiracy theorist.
  • by Adam Location: Tallahassee on Apr 6, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    You know....Waste of resources is right. Any crime we can't totally control we should legalize. We have been wasting resources trying to stop murder, rape, and robbery for years and it has failed. Think we should legalize these too????
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      by Don't be stupid Adam. on Apr 6, 2011 at 09:24 AM in reply to Adam
      Illicit drugs should not be a criminal offense, that is where the problem lies. Murder, rape, robbery are and should be criminal offenses. The reason illicit drugs were criminalized is because they were cheaper than the commercial alternative and large corporations lobbied Washington to criminalize their competition. Dupont couldn't sell its plastics because hemp was so cheap. Drug manufacturers couldn't sell their designer pain killers because heroin and cocaine were legal. We need to go back to the root of the act and reclassify it.
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        by TJ on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to Don't be stupid Adam.
        "Should" and "are" are very different. Drug users commit a myriad of other crimes to support their debilitating habits. Legalizing these crimes would be a social and medical failure of epic proportions, well beyond the resources combating them.
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      by Big John on Apr 7, 2011 at 09:14 AM in reply to Adam
      Some battles are worth fighting. Pot just isn't that bad. I've prosecuted or defended in well over 2,000 criminal cases and I've handled an awful lot of other types of cases where marijuana came up. The fact is that marijuana use contributes to very little crime. Most crime associated with pot has to do with the fact that it is illegal. Marijuana use contributes to very little in the way of violent crimes or thefts, and most you'll think of related to marijuana wouldn't have occured if it was regulated like alcohol. According to the statistics over half of all American adults under 65 have smoked pot. It's easily available everywhere and it's really cheap "buzz for buzz" basis. Most who want to smoke it already smoke it. We aren't doing anything with our pot laws but enriching organized crime, wasting money and resources, turning a lot of people against law enforcement and diminishing respect for the rule of law. We're doing way more harm than good.
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