BPS conducts drug sweep

Published 10:45 am Monday, April 30, 2012

Bainbridge Public Safety Chief Investigator Frank Green compares notes with Capt. Chip Nix of the Sheriff's Office during a roundup of suspected drug dealers conducted Monday morning. At far left, BPS Officer Demetric Stubbs looks on. BPS Officer Hank Day is behind Nix.

Bainbridge Public Safety conducted a major drug suspect roundup, dubbed “Operation Clean-Sweep,” on Monday morning.

The operation, which targeted more than 50 people suspected of selling illegal drugs, was the cumulation of a six-month drug investigation into street-level and open-air drug sales in Bainbridge, according to a BPS news release.

The round-up kicked off at about 5:30 a.m. Monday, with officers split up into five teams. Each team was given a list of suspects to locate, as well as their addresses. By 6:10 a.m., six suspects sat in a temporary holding cell at BPS Headquarters, where they were booked before being sent to the Decatur County Jail. By 8:20 a.m., about 15 suspects were in custody.

By Tuesday afternoon, 32 suspects had either been arrested or turned themselves in.

Each of the suspects were thoroughly searched — officers took an inventory of their personal property and placed it into evidence bags. A cell phone and a marijuana cigarette was taken off one suspect, BPS Chief Investigator Frank Green said.

The investigation, conducted between November 2011 and April 2012, focused on areas where citizens have made the most complaints of nuisance drug sales, Green said.

BPS officers, and officers from other agencies, arrested numerous offenders and seized some of the offenders’ property, including at least eight cars, a motorcycle, televisions, furniture, a lawnmower, a grill, exercise equipment and a refrigerator. BPS will petition to confiscate any of the vehicles and property that were used in drug sales or was purchased using proceeds from drug sales, Green said.

Other agencies taking part in Operation Clean-Sweep were the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Department of Parole and the Georgia Department of Corrections. Approximately 40 officers participated in the suspect round-up and property seizure.

Leading the five teams of officers in Monday’s round-up were BPS Investigator Chris Jordan, who organized the overall drug sales investigation, as well as BPS investigators Mark Esquivel, Ryan Deen, Anthony Stubbs and Chief Investigator Green.

List of those arrested

This is a list of suspects arrested in Monday’s round-up, as provided by Bainbridge Public Safety. The suspects’ ages, addresses and charges will be updated as it becomes available. More arrests are pending.

• Andrecas Laron Harris, 22, 112 E. Louise St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (three counts), sale of cocaine (three counts), BPS;

• Alex Myrick, 33, 1120 Japonica Drive, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (two counts), sale of cocaine, use of communications facility in committing an act of felony, BPS;

• Brock Leneir Byrd, 34, 500 S. Sims St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (two counts), use of a communications facility in committing an act of felony (two counts), BPS;

• Travis Sentele Hallmon, 31, 401 Louise St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (two counts), BPS;

• Ezekiel Jeremish Hodge, 41, 810 Helen St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (three counts), sale of cocaine near public park (two counts), use of telecommunications to commit a felony, BPS;

• Tramias Terrel Kirkland, 24, 406 McNair St. Apt. B, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (three counts), use of communications facility in committing an act of felony (two counts), BPS;

• Roderick Moten, 33, 1209 Sharpe St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (two counts), sale of cocaine near public park, sale of cocaine near housing projects, use of communications facility in committing an act of felony (two counts), BPS;

• Brandon Lamar Sasser, 22, 409 Campbell St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (two counts), BPS;

• Desmond Lenell Henry, 40, 411 Campbell St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine, sale of marijuana, BPS;

• Gregory Jerome Akins, 34, 323 Campbell St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine, BPS;

• Maurice Roshad Hubert, 22, 403 W. College St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (three counts), sale of marijuana near school, BPS;

• David Hassan Love, 39,1202 E. Troupe St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (three counts), sale of marijuana (two counts), sale of marijuana near housing project, sale of cocaine near housing project (three counts), use of communications facility in committing an act of felony (three counts), BPS;

• Emanuel David Hodge Jr., 43, 1624 Pine St. Apt. C, Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (two counts), sale of cocaine near housing project (two counts), use of communications facility in committing an act of felony, BPS;

• Christopher Conley, 30, 711 Washington St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana, use of telecommunication to commit a felony, BPS;

• Kenneth Hawkins, 24, 1407 Potter St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (three counts), use of telecommunications to commit a felony, BPS;

• Kiin Amman Dieric Kirkland, 21, 1407 Potter St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana, BPS;

• Lewis Lamoris Ousley, 23, 722 Milwhite Road, Attapulgus, sale of cocaine, criminal trespass, SO;

• Sharie Nichole Paulk, 917 Anderson St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (three counts), sale of marijuana near public housing (three counts), SO;

• Markise Monta Jones, 27, 921 Palmetto St. Apt. 28-D, Bainbridge, possession of marijauna (misdemeanor), use of communications facility in committing an act of felony, BPS;

• Kelvin Jerome Ford, 26, 130 Pond Drive Apt. 1., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine, sale of cocaine near school, sale of marijuana, BPS;

• Detroy Bernard Rambo, 25, 220 Decatur St., Bainbridge, 1005 Holley St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (two counts), sale of marijuana, BPS;

• Stacy Terrelle Levens, 36, 1609 Hall St., Bainbridge, sale of cocaine, BPS;

• Lawrence Rashad Allen, 21, 705 Miller Avenue, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana, sale of marijuana near a housing authority, BPS;

• Tashunski Levon Green, 22, 1105 Lake Drive Apt. 1703, Bainbridge, sale of cocaine (two counts), use of communications facility in committing an act of felony (two counts), BPS;

• James Edward Parrish, 30, 2000 E. River Road, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana, BPS;

• Bryan Harrell, 26, 208 Dollar Drive, Bainbridge, possession of cocaine, use of telecommunications device to commit a felony, BPS;

• Calvin Anderson, 35, 207 Louise St., Bainbridge, possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine, sale of marijuana, BPS;

• Ernest Bryant, 43, 1122 Japonica Drive, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (four counts), BPS.

 

In addition, four suspects were found to already be in jail:

• Jermichael Quantee Williams, 31, 1022 E. Water St., Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (two counts), sale of marijuana near housing project (being held at the Pelham City Jail)

• Fred Edward Anderson (also known as Fred Wright), 2206 Fowlstown Road Lot No. 102, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (five counts), sale of marijuana near public housing/housing project (five counts), BPS; (being held at the Pelham City Jail)

• Jamal Jackson, 1226 Garland Avenue, Bainbridge, sale of marijuana (two counts)(being held at the Decatur County Jail)

• Freddie Johnson Jr., 30, five counts sale of marijuana, sale of marijuana near a housing authority (two counts)(being held at the Seminole County Jail)

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