Alleged Meth King Pin Arrested In Huge Brooks County Bust

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

By Greg Gullberg
August 6, 2013

Brooks Co, GA - It's the biggest drug bust in Brooks County, Georgia in at least 30 years.

Brooks County Deputies arrested 70 year old Clarence Edmondson for suspicion of cooking methamphetamine on his property on Moultrie Highway, just outside Quitman city limits, until Deputies put a stop to it Monday afternoon.

They say Edmondson is the meth king pin of Brooks County. His arrest will choke off the supply to smaller drug dealers in the area.

"It spreads out to who they're distributing to and it branches out from there. But when you cut off the main supply, you cut off all these other little branches also," said Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey.

Neighbors we talked to said they never suspected any of this was going on. Edmondson is a landlord for several surrounding properties, including for Daphney Walker's sister.

"He's very nice. The times I've seen him he's always waving. Very sweet," said Walker.

Edmondson is in the Brooks County Jail. He's charged with several felonies including conspiracy to manufacture crystal meth. He has been denied bond.

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