Meth Bust

One Wiregrass business owner is behind bars Thursday morning facing charges for receiving stolen merchandise.

The Geneva County Drug Task Force and Geneva Police raided a business which allegedly sold huge amounts of the chemicals used in the manufacture of crystal-methamphetamine.

The Sellersville Cash and Carry Convenience store is located along Geneva County Road 40.

Sheriff Greg Ward says the business has been under surveillance for more than six-months.

Agents took out boxes of matches, lye and over the counter cold medication. All ingredients used in the manufacture of meth.

Authorities say the store owner, Gene Hughes, allegedly accepted cash and stolen property in exchange for the chemicals.

Deputies believe they've also solved a string of burglaries across Holmes, Geneva, and Coffee Counties.

Additional charges are pending toward Mr. Hughes. He remains in the Geneva County Jail and is expected to make first appearance Thursday.