46 People Charged in Multiple Agency Drug Bust

By: WTVY News 4
By: WTVY News 4

UPDATE: A drug round-up in Houston county leads to more than three dozen indictments.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office announced a multiple agency drug bust at a press conference today.

So far 29 out of 48 individuals are now in custody in connection with the drug round up.

Two suspects, 26 year old Kristina Shirah and 29 year old Shadrach Pearce, had just been picked up and were at the press conference.

The investigation began back in November of 2012, when undercover agents began making purchases from the alleged offenders, unknown to them.

All the offenses occurred in Houston County, leading to the seize of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drugs. Some weapons were also taken.

The group of individuals in custody were indicted by a Houston County Grand Jury last week.

"This is very rewarding. This is a long operation, a lot of long hours that go into these operations, a lot of paper work that goes into this type of operation. It's very rewarding when you can come out here in just one big swoop and pick all these people up and put them in jail, " says Sheriff Andy Hughes.

Those indicted so far...Are headed to trial.

Sheriff Hughes says the investigation is not over yet and they are still pursuing other suspects.

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The Houston County Sheriff's Office has announced a multiple agency drug bust.

WTVY attended a press conference held by the sheriff's office at the Houston County Farm Center on Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Hughes said 46 individuals have been charged with everything from unlawful distribution of controlled substance to distribute and receiving stolen property.

The investigation began in November 2012. Marijuana and methamphetamine was recovered from bust.

Tune into WTVY News at 6 p.m. and WRGX at 5:30 p.m. for more information.


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