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      Two behind bars after drug bust

      Following an investigation by the deputies, Amanda McKinney and Cleveland Watson were arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail and booked on the listed charges. / MGN Online


      The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office received information Tuesday from the Thomas County Narcotics Unit of an individual who was staying at the Briarwood Motel and had active arrest warrants issued in Thomas County.

      Deputies went to the motel and spoke with the persons in the room who denied 28-year-old Cleveland Watson was in the room.

      With permission, the deputies entered the room and found 26-year-old Amanda McKinney and a 14-year-old juvenile hiding in the bathroom.

      Cleveland Watson was found hiding under a bed.

      Deputies found a quantity of Ecstasy in the toilet that someone had attempted to flush.

      The Ecstacy was recovered and weighed approximately seventeen grams and has a street value of around $340.

      Following an investigation by the deputies, Amanda McKinney and Cleveland Watson were arrested and taken to the Lowndes County Jail and booked on the listed charges.

      They will appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court this afternoon for an arraignment hearing where a bond will be considered.

      The juvenile was also arrested and was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Thomasville pending an appearance in Juvenile Court.

      The other persons in the room were determined not to be connected to the narcotics and were released.

      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.

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