MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Officials have arrested a Molena, GA man in connection to trafficking illegal drugs in Woodbury, GA and the surrounding areas.
The Meriwether County Sheriff's Office, the Upson Regional Narcotics Task Force, the DEA, the Pike County Sheriff's Office and the Molena Police Department conducted the multi-agency operation.
The undercover operation led to arrest warrants being issued for 32-year-old Andrean Revell for the offense of trafficking cocaine.
Revell sold several ounces of cocaine to undercover agents during this operation.
Agents set up surveillance at the residence of Revell in Molena in their attempt to execute the arrest warrant on Dec. 22, 2015.
During that time, information was received that Revell was in Manchester, GA.
Agents responded to that area and observed Revell walking down Cato Street at its intersection with Wrightsville Road carrying a small child, who was later determined to be his daughter.
When Revell saw the narcotics agents, he fled on foot across an open field with the juvenile. Agents were able to apprehend him after a brief foot chase without incident or injury to the child.
Revell's vehicle was located on Spruce Street in Manchester. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle which lead narcotics agents to obtaining an additional search warrant for Revell's residence in Molena.
The residential search resulted in the seizure of additional contraband and a large sum of U.S. currency.
Revell is being held in the Meriwether County Jail without bond for the offense of trafficking cocaine along with a hold for probation. He is on probation for a previous conviction for trafficking cocaine.
"I appreciated the effort put forth by my personnel and all supporting agencies in making these case investigations a success," said Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith.