2 Arrested in Meth Bust at Thomasville Motel

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATED] Thomasville, Georgia -- August 10, 2011 -- 4PM --

Comfort Inn guest Bill Miles says he wasn't in town when Thomasville narcotics agents arrested William Harper and Charles Burke for meth and other illegal drugs in the motel's parking lot.

Says Miles, "I wouldn't know what to do if it had happened while I was here."

But he says he wasn't surprised to hear about the incident.

He continues, "Meth is everywhere, and I guess it's cheap, and it's a powerful drug, and people are really messing themselves up on it."

Agents say the bust is notable: in addition to crystal meth and regular meth, they say Burke and Harper also had a hand-held meth lab, over 100 Xanax and hydrocodone pills, and two loaded guns in their pick-up truck.

Explains Drug Commander Kevin Lee, "Anytime you show up with two different kinds of meth, and a working meth lab to walk into a hotel, then yeah, I'd say that's a significant arrest."

The motel's general manager says they're helping investigators as much as possible.

She told WCTV that none of the drugs ever made it into a guest's room.

Agents say Burke and Harper are still behind bars, and they'll remain there -- they've been denied bond.

Agents are still investigating whether any guests were waiting to receive the drugs. No further arrests have been made


Thomasville, Georgia - August 10, 2011 -

Two men are behind bars after narcotics agents said they discovered them peddling a large stash of drugs at a Thomasville motel.

Agents tell Eyewitness News that Charles Burke and William Harper had meth, an active meth lab, loaded guns, and over 100 prescription pills when they were arrested in Thomasville early Saturday (8/6) morning.

Agents say the pair were trying to sell some of their stash to guests staying at the motel, but no other arrests have been made.
Both men face multiple charges, including possession with intent to distribute, and possession of a loaded gun while committing a crime.

Coming up tonight on Eyewitness News, we'll hear how motel guests are reacting to the bust.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    I know Charles Burke personally, i can't believe this happened. Some people you just never know.....
  • by steve on Aug 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    2 more fools put out of business ruining other people's lives. Good job!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    I wonder what their bond is?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    The people running this motel had no idea?
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