Friday, April 22, 2016

CNT arrests nearly a dozen in separate meth busts

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:14 AM

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) "has made numerous crystal methamphetamine-related arrests this week following several investigations
click to enlarge According to CNT, James Ward of Bloomingdale made a Facebook post that suggested he knew he was wanted and that he was not turning himself in
  • According to CNT, James Ward of Bloomingdale made a Facebook post that suggested he knew he was wanted and that he was not turning himself in
," a CNT spokesperson says.

CNT arrested 11 people and also assisted with a search warrant in a neighboring jurisdiction which resulted in additional arrests.

On April 18, CNT arrested 27-year-old Amanda Walker of Savannah, 30-year-old Sarah Kment of Richmond Hill, 28-year-old Brandon Elrod of Ellabell and 32-year-old James Tyson of Savannah.

"Walker and Kment were posting as escorts on Backpage. CNT, who is familiar with Walker from previous arrests, arranged a meeting with an undercover agent. During the meeting, all parties agreed to exchange crystal methamphetamine and sexual favors for money. Elrod and Tyson were arrested in connection with the operation," CNT reports.

Later that same night, CNT arrested 39-year old Jonathan Gaines of Springfield, 28-year-old Kyle Jenkins of Rincon, 30-year-old Corey Smith of Ellabell and 28-year-old Miranda Wilson of Eden.

"All four persons were arrested following an operation where Gaines attempted to sell crystal methamphetamine with the assistance of Jenkins, Wilson and Smith. Various forms of controlled substance were seized in the operation in addition to the crystal methamphetamine," CNT says.

On April 20, CNT with the assistance of the United States Marshals arrested 40-year-old Jason Tillman and 29-year-old James Ward III, both from Bloomingdale. Tillman was in possession of a stolen vehicle at the time of his arrest. Ward was arrested in Statesboro and was in possession of a firearm.

"During an investigation into Ward and Tillman, undercover CNT agents made several purchases of crystal methamphetamine from the men. On April 19, Ward’s Facebook page displayed a post that suggested he knew he was wanted, that he was not turning himself in and gave his opinion about the police, specifically CNT," the agency reports.

Two stolen vehicles were recovered during CNT's investigation into Ward and Tillman and four vehicles were seized in the above mention operations.

Yesterday, CNT with assistance from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) Drug Unit arrested 31-year-old Brandon Holton of Eden. Holton was wanted in connection of a joint CNT/ECSO operation where Holton was selling crystal methamphetamine.

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