Lowndes deputies make two meth busts in one night

Strong, Beverly / Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has announced that they have made three arrests in two separate meth cases from Wednesday night.

In the first case, investigators from the Sheriff's Office served a search warrant to a residence in the 2900 block of Mud Swamp Road.

During the search, they say they found 1,000 grams of methamphetamine oil, additional ingredients, components used to create a meth lab, a small quantity of marijuana, and 500 grams of a liquid by-product that will be sent for testing and identification. Also recovered were firearms and a motorcycle reported as stolen from Valdosta.

The lab was safely dismantled and investigators arrested 38-year-old Anthony Wade Wright and 57-year-old Stephen Early Bennett.

Wright and Bennett both face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of items used for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Wright also faces a possession of marijuana charge while Bennett has a charge of theft by receiving stolen property.

The second case happened after the Sheriff's Office received citizen's complaints, which took them to a residence in the 600 block of Georgia Avenue.

There investigators met 49-year-old Beverly Strong and found a quantity of meth, the ingredients and components used for meth manufacturing after searching the premises.

Strong faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of items used for the manufacture of methamphetamine, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.