MCSO seizes over 10lbs of marijuana in drug bust

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 10:36 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office continues to target gangs and illegal drugs in Columbus.

On Nov. 22, the MCSO’s Drug, Gang and Fugitive Investigative Bureau executed a search warrant in Columbus for violation of state drug laws, according to Sheriff Greg Countryman.

A total of 11 pounds of marijuana was seized during the operation, bringing the total drug and gun seizures since last Friday to:

  • 4 Handguns
  • 1 Assault rifle
  • 41 lbs. of Marijuana
  • ½ pound of Ecstasy pills
  • 13 grams of Cocaine
  • $ 2,364.50 in US currency

“When we put these things on social media or in a press release, we want the public to know that we are doing something. If we are quiet about what we do, then the public and the community won’t be able to rest,” said Sheriff Countryman. “But when they know that we are putting forth a diligent effort, they know that we are doing this on their behalf.

This comes after a larger drug bust last Friday, yielding multiple firearms and nearly $175,000 worth of illegal drugs.

“There’s plenty of room at the Muscogee County Jail for those that think they are untouchable,” said Sheriff Countryman. “If your idea of a perfect holiday is singing yule tide in the cell block, spreading holiday cheer through a collect call, and having St. Nick serve you holiday dinner behind bars...then keep doing what you’re doing, and we’ll gladly oblige you when your time comes.”

Countryman says their operations to fight illegal drugs will continue through the holidays.

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