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      Lowndes Sheriff's office makes trafficking cocaine arrest

      Anthony Ceasar is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession/distribution of a controlled substance within 1000' of public housing area and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. / Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

      The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has announced that they have made two arrests for trafficking cocaine with help from state and federal officials.

      Officials say that around 5 a.m. on February 10, investigators from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Special Operations Division with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South West Georgia Gang Task Force and the Valdosta Probation Office served simultaneous search warrants at an address on Bunche Circle in Valdosta and the 5300 block of Golf Drive in Lake Park.

      These searches resulted in the recovery of a quarter kilogram of cocaine, an eighth kilogram of cocaine cutting agent, a hydraulic cocaine press, packaging material, drug scales, cash derived from drug sales, and several vehicles. The street value of the cocaine and cutting agent recovered is approximately $24,000 according to deputies.

      Anthony Ceasar and Kenneth Bernard Johnson were arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail and booked on one count each of trafficking cocaine, possession/distribution of a controlled substance within 1000' of public housing area and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

      Authorities add that these arrests were the culmination of several months' investigation into Kenneth Johnson's involvement in the movement and distribution of multiple kilograms of cocaine in the Lowndes County and surrounding area over the past several months.

      Investigators are continuing to investigate these persons and additional arrest may be possible. Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information on this case, or any other case to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at (229) 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.
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