Bainbridge Investigators make large drug bust on Thursday

Published 4:08 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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On Thursday, November 12, information provided by a concerned citizen regarding drug activity taking place at a location on Hall Street led Bainbridge Public Safety Investigators Larry Funderburke, Mark Esquivel, Chris Jordan and Mary Price to launch an investigation into the possibility of illegal drug activity.

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Adam Mobley said he was sent an anonymous tip about Kenneth Ryan dealing drugs. Ryan, being a resident of the City was not in Mobley’s jurisdiction. Mobley said he then contacted Funderburke, who pursued an investigation.

Upon further investigation, Funderburke found large amounts of cash and over 80 tablets of Ecstasy in Ryan’s possession.

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He was also found in possession of large quantities of Spice and Marijuana, as well as a scale, zip baggies, and a vacuum sealer.

“We normally don’t see that amount of pills,” Mobley said.

Ryan, 29, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of possession or sale of a controlled substance.