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Sheriff’s Office reports largest drug bust in Oglethorpe County history

The Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office announced that a traffic stop resulted in the largest bust of hard drugs in the county’s history.

On Friday, a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Steven’s Grove Church Road, and a drug-sniffing dog with the K-9 unit alerted deputies to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.

"A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a stash of more than 111 (not a typo one hundred and eleven ) pounds of crystal methamphetamine," Sheriff David Gabriel said in a Facebook post. "This is 111 pounds of drugs that will never reach our streets or any street."

The driver was arrested and the vehicle and drugs were seized.

"This is an excellent example of how a humble traffic stop can lead to great results in getting this poison off our streets," Gabriel said. "Traffic stops tend to lead to the most arrests for warrants, drugs and other crimes. It is a necessary component for any agency that is serious about keeping their community safe. "

The sheriff's office did not identify the person who was arrested, nor did it release other details about the incident.

The incident report was not available on Monday.

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"Humble traffic stop".


Name some names, please.

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