Thomasville Drug Arrests Up

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana and Ecstasy are amongst the many drugs found last week when Thomas County Narcotics agents swooped in, arresting more than a dozen people.

"It's good that they're catching them, but at the same time it's bad that they're doing it," said Thomasville Resident Sykeria Jones.

In a week's span, Narcotics agents say they've made close to 15 drug related arrests the latest one taking place Thursday night.

"I think it's really good it's finally being solved it's not gonna take care of every single person out there but it's at least letting them know the cops are out there looking for them," said Thomasville resident Kesha Brown.

Agents said they are responding to tips from those in the community but residents say they have mixed feelings about it.

"I've been told that they get the messages that these people are doing this and they just go in and get them and just arrest them. Sometimes it's true sometimes it's not," said Thomasville Resident Addie Walker.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says over the past five years, meth has become the fastest growing drug problem in Georgia.

"It's kind of shocking," said Brown.

Agents said they will continue to work effortlessly to crack down on drug use and distribution in the community.

Agents said many of the arrests took place in Quitman, Pavo and Thomasville.

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  • by Libertarian on Feb 9, 2011 at 03:17 AM
    The question should be "are people using drugs less" and the answer is no. They get caught, they get put on probation with a fine and they go back to using drugs. Or, they clog up the prison system for a while and then they go back using and dealing drugs. This approach is a failure but it's all we know how to do. I'd rather see people diverted into mandatory 1 or 2 year, in-patient treatment programs instead of seeing my tax dollars wasted in the revolving door of the justice system.
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