22 people arrested in Laurens County methamphetamine bust

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Twenty-two people are facing drug related charges after the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office conducted a methamphetamine bust.

According to a news release from Sheriff Bill Harrell, the deputies with the drug unit started the investigation into a methamphetamine distribution network in Laurens County in September 2014. Investigators found evidence to link the network to meth violators throughout the state.

Six Laurens County homes were searched on July 2 and July 3. As of Thursday, 22 people were arrested and charged with drug related offenses. The ages range from 17 to 54. Investigators also seized 11 vehicles and more than $17,000 in cash.

Investigators intercepted approximately two pounds of methamphetamine as it was being delivered to Laurens County on July 2. The sheriff’s office says it has a street value of more than $70,000.

In the news release, Harrell said he is concerned “for the significant increase in methamphetamine trafficking in Laurens County.” He adds he’s setting aside more resources to combat “the wave of plentiful meth made available through Atlanta area traffickers connected to sources in Mexico.”

District Attorney Craig Fraiser said in a statement this “strike is one of the largest blows against the drug trade in Laurens County history.”

The Dublin Police Department, a Department of Corrections K9 officer, officers with the Department of Community Supervision, and the GBI also assisted on the investigation.

If you have any information, call the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 275-1522 or the drug hotline at (478) 272-8990.

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