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MCSO: 4 arrested in Columbus drugs, weapons bust

(Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM) (Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Four people were arrested after a search warrant was served at two apartments in south Columbus following a number of complaints about drug activity.

Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr held a press conference to display the large amount of cash, weapons, ammunition, and drugs seized from two apartments at 435 and 439 Bernard Street in Columbus on Nov. 10.

Antonio Sauls, Atoya Williams, Christopher Woolfolk, and Salita Byrd were all arrested in connection to the bust. 

Sauls and Williams are both charged with possession, manufacture, and distribution of a controlled substance; possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime; and possession and use of drug-related objects. 

Woolfolk is charged with possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime; theft by receiving stolen property; unlawful manufacture and distribution of an imitation controlled substance; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; selling, manufacturing any controlled substance with intent to distribute; and drugs to be kept in the original container. 

Byrd is charged with possession, manufacture, and distribution of a controlled substance; possession of a firearm or knife during the comission of a crime; and possesson and use of drug-related objects. 

The two apartments were working together in connection with the sell of narcotics and weapons, Darr said. The Investigative Unit took on a process that ran the span of a couple of weeks before arrests and seizures were made. 

The evidence that was recovered is as follows: 

  • More than $2,400 in cash was recovered
  • Various narcotics including 156.6 grams of marijuana with a street value of $1,560
  • 26 grams of cocaine with a street value of $2,600 
  • 14 Zanax pills with a street value of $100
  • 7 ectasy pills with a street value of about $100
  • Total value $4,360 of narcotics seized 

"We were getting complaints from these two apartments about the activity that was going on, and that's our job as a law enforcement entity - to respond to the concerns of the citizens of Muscogee County," Darr said. 

Check back for more updates. 

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