Eight arrested in Lee County narcotics bust
Officials with the Lee County Sheriff's Office say that their year-long investigation began in January 2013 and culminated in eight arrests.
During the span of the eight arrests, deputies recovered over $7,000 of marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasty, ocycodone, and cash.
Authorities say they have recieved a lot of calls from people in Smithville who had seen them out during the day doing drug deals.
William Henry Buck faces two charges of sale of marijuana, possession of controlled substance (marijuana), possession of schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), two charges of possession of tools for commission of crime, sale of controlled substance (marijuana), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Nicholas Cantrell French faces two charges of sale of cocaine.
Rikeem Jamar Sutton faces one charge of sale of cocaine.
Thomas Jefferson Ross faces one charge of sale of marijuana.
Carlos Kenesse Waters faces charges of possession marijuana with intent to distribute, possession for the tools for the commission of crime, possession of mdma with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Daniel Landon Knight faces charges of probation violation, criminal attempt to distribute roxycodone, sale of schedule ii controlled substance (hydromorphone hydrochloride), sale of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), sale of schedule ii controlled substance (oxycodone), and possession of methamphetamine.
Jessie Ross Parrish faces charges of possession of schedule II controlled substance (dilaudid) with intent to distribute, sale of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), and sale of schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone).
Amanda Faye Parker faces charges of poss,manufactor,distribute,etc vgcs sale of methamphetamine and poss,manufactor,distribute,etc vgcs sale of oxycodone.
Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals says this investigation is over. He encourages Lee County residents to always call the sheriff's office if they suspect drug activity going on in their neighborhood.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has made eight arrests over the last several weeks in a year-long narcotics investigation.
Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals will host a press conference this afternoon to discuss the details in this investigation.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!