$1,600 worth of Meth and prescription pills taken off the streets

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - An estimated $1,600 worth of Meth and prescription pills were taken off the streets in Sumter County.

The drugs were recovered, along with the recovery of over $1000 in stolen property, Thursday March 10, 2011 during a search warrant conducted by the Sumter County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release from Sheriff Pete Smith:

On yesterday's date, The Sumter County Sheriffs Department conducted a search warrant in reference to a long term investigation into a Prescription Pill and Methamphetamine distribution ring. Arrested were: Edna Yvonne Orr, age 35 of Sumter County; Donald Jason Pollard age 35 of Upson County and Michelle Lynn Blankenship age 30 of Upson County. Also arrested as a part of the investigation, prior to yesterday's search was Bobbie Leeann Ramirez age 42 of Sumter County.

Pollard and Blankenship were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, With Intent to Distribute and Possession of Carisoprodol (Soma).

Orr was arrested for Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce, Possession of Methylphenidate (Methyline) and Possession of Cocaine.

Roach was arrested for Attempting To Obtain  a Dangerous Drug By Fraud, Possession Of A Dangerous Drug (Tramadol), Obtaining A Controlled Substance By Fraud (Criminal Attempt), Obtaining  A Controlled  Substance  By Fraud (Alprazolm), Possession Of Controlled Substance (Alprazolm), Possession Of Controlled Substance (Lorazepam), Possession Of Controlled Substance Not In Original Container, Obtaining A Dangerous Drug By Fraud (Tramadol).

Additional charges and/or arrest are pending at this time.

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