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Four arrested in Grovetown drug sting

Another wanted

Posted: June 18, 2012 - 5:05pm  |  Updated: June 20, 2012 - 5:30pm
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Larry Bernard Jefferson, 51, of Old Union Road in Harlem, is wanted by the Grovetown Department of Public Safety for selling marijuana to undercover officers.   Grovetown Department of Public Safety
Grovetown Department of Public Safety
Larry Bernard Jefferson, 51, of Old Union Road in Harlem, is wanted by the Grovetown Department of Public Safety for selling marijuana to undercover officers.

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Grovetown authorities recently arrested four people for selling drugs and are looking for a fifth.

Miriam Hightower, 53, and Curtis Edward Gibson, 63, both of Fifth Avenue in Grovetown, were charged with selling marijuana on Thursday by the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.

Albert Grant, 34, of Walton Drive in Grovetown, was also charged Thursday with two counts of selling marijuana, simple battery and failure to appear.

Though arrested May 26, Patrick Donnell Ealy, 46, of Magnolia Drive in Grovetown, was charged with four counts of selling marijuana and a probation violation as part of the same sting, said Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens.

Another man, Larry Bernard Jefferson, 51, of Old Union Road in Harlem, is wanted for similar crimes.

Owens said Monday that the arrests were the result of a sting in coordination with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

“Without their (sheriff’s office) help, this case would be hard to prosecute,” Owens said.

Undercover Grovetown officers bought marijuana from Hightower and Gibson at their Fifth Avenue home on May 16 and 22, Owens said. Grant is accused of selling marijuana to undercover officers from the same home on May 22 and 25.

“The house has been reported as a known drug house by several citizens,” Owens said.

Ealy’s four counts stem from selling marijuana from his Magnolia Drive home on May 17, 18, 19 and 25.

Hightower and Gibson are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center each on a $10,100 bond, according to jail records. Ealy is being held without bond.

Anyone with information about Jefferson’s whereabouts should call the Grovetown Department of Public Safety at (706) 863-1212.

 

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