Multi-jurisdictional narcotics operation nets three arrests

Woodbury SW 042220

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

STAFF REPORT :::

A cooperative operation involving many law enforcement agencies from numerous jurisdictions resulted in the arrest of three men on drug related charges.

According to a press release issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), a series of search and arrest warrants were executed at separate Woodbury locations including 100 Country Club Road, 620 Country Club Road, 125 Bray Road and rooms 6 and 7 of the Kastle Inn located at 11501 E. Highway 85.

The warrants – related to the alleged distribution and trafficking of methamphetamine and cocaine – were executed at approximately 10 a.m. April 22, and included the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office along with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office, Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Upson County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and Lagrange Police Department.

Officials say the investigation began in March 2020 and expanded, ultimately resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $10,000, cocaine with a street value of approximately $5,000, a quantity of marijuana, three firearms and approximately $40,000 in U.S. currency.

Those arrested were Jerald Noel Bolen, age 35, of Woodbury, who was charged with conspiracy in trafficking methamphetamine, Lavor Mondrell Weaver, age 40, of Woodbury, who was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; and Demario Ferguson, age 39, of Woodbury, who was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Bolen is being held in the Spalding County Jail, and Weaver and Ferguson are being held in the Meriwether County Jail.

Authorities say additional charges and arrests are pending.

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