SAVANNAH — Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties and was brought down earlier this week.
In a sting operation between the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond Hill Police Department, more than 2 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, a half a pound of marijuana, numerous prescription pills and one firearm were seized, according to a press release from CNT.
The seized drugs have an estimated street value of up to $6,000, the release said.
The operation began on Oct. 2 with the execution of a search warrant on Lewis Drive in Richmond Hill, where officers seized methamphetamine. Travis Stacey and Hayley Anderson were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute.
On Oct. 3, CNT with the assistance of the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Frank “Nitty” Davis and Amber Oliver following a traffic stop. Davis and Oliver were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.
Additionally, both are expected to be charged by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office on various felony related offenses, including conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with this investigation.
Both Davis and Oliver were on felony probation for methamphetamine related charges at the time of the arrest.
Finally Oct. 4, CNT with the assistance of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested Roger “Dirty Rog” Lewis following a traffic stop. Lewis was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and felony possession of marijuana.
Lewis is currently on parole for methamphetamine related charges.
CNT Agent Gene Harley said the success of the operation was a direct result of law enforcement agencies working together.