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North Rockdale meth investigation leads to five arrests

Posted July 31

— A three-month investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in north Rockdale County resulted in the July 19 arrests of five suspects.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, investigators with the Rockdale County Narcotics and Vice Unit and the Conyers Police Department identified several suspects who were suspected of trafficking methamphetamine in the Bethel Road area of Rockdale County. Investigators executed two search warrants at two different residences in the area and seized 6 ounces of methamphetamine and $29,451 in cash.

"This was a fine collaborative effort by the Conyers PD and our Narcotics and our Vice Units to take down these criminals," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "It is very important that these criminals know. They are not welcome in our county. We will find them, and we will catch them."

Arrested during the investigation were:

• Darren Ray Waddell, 33, Gleaton Road, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, etc., possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance;

• Damien Tyler Bramlett, 32, Bethel Road, sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession and use of drug-related objects, operating motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked;

• Ezekiel Thomas Spell, 37, Rutledge, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, etc., possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes, possession of Schedule II controlled substance, possession of Schedule I controlled substance;

• Kayla Marie Thomason, 24, Snellville, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, etc.; and

• Austin Delaney Proctor, 24, Christian Circle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Schedule II controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana. etc.

All five suspects were transported to the Rockdale County Jail where they remained as of Thursday.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected.

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