Moultrie Observer

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June 23, 2012

Colquitt Countians charged with meth in Thomas County

THOMASVILLE — A methamphetamine conspiracy was shattered when a person wanted on a warrant issued in an another county showed up at a Thomasville pharmacy late Thursday afternoon.

A Thomas County Sheriff’s Office deputy approached the individual, Matthew Ryan Fender, 26, 66 Branch Road, Pavo, who fled on foot.

Thomasville police joined the chase and arrested Fender.

“The deputy had a blue Mustang stopped in the parking lot and had detained Adrianne Veronica Rogers,” said Kevin Lee, Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division commander.

Also in the vehicle were Charlotte Ann Johnson, 37, 1804 West Blvd., Moultrie, and Jesse Ryan Dampier, 24, 148 Smith St., Berlin.

In the car, officers found a box of ephedrine pills and camp fuel purchased at the Thomasville store and a second box of ephedrine pills purchased at another local pharmacy.

Ephedrine and camp fuel are ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

“All admitted to using methamphetamine that morning or the night before,” Lee said.

The suspects also admitted coming to Thomasville to purchase methamphetamine ingredients to take to someone in another county who manufactures the drug.

“They provide ingredients in exchange for small quantities of methamphetamine,” Lee explained.

Fender was wanted in Brooks County for two counts of simple battery (family violence) and criminal trespass.

Fender, Dampier, Johnson, and Rogers, 19, 2014 Funston St., Moultrie, are charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

 

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