Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore issued the following press release on Friday, December 13, 2013:
Between December 5 and December 9, 2013 Deputies from the Upson County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by officers from the Thomaston Police Department, Barnesville Police Department and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office, executed four separate search warrants while conducting drug investigations in Upson County. Seven drug offenders were arrested in unrelated investigations.
On December 5, Bruce Ferguson, 53, of 104 Hillside Drive, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine. A search warrant executed at his residence yielded three baggies of powder cocaine valued at $200-300. Ferguson was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
On December 5, Timothy Prater Jr., 32, was arrested after a search warrant executed at his residence of 115 Robinson Street yielded approximately ½ ounce of Marijuana, small baggies commonly used for packaging drugs, and a set of digital scales. Prater was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the intent to Distribute. Prater was released from jail on a $10,000 Bond.
On December 9, a search warrant was executed at 202 West Moores Crossing Road in Thomaston. Laura Beth Mathis, 33, of 202 W. Moores Crossing Road, was found to be in possession of 11 individual bags of methamphetamine, value $1,200. She was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to Distribute. Chad A. Raybon, 38, of 301 N. Oak Street, and John B. Johnson, 30, of 95 Manley Road, were found to be in possession of Methamphetamine residue. Both were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Mathis remains in the Upson County Jail on a $105,000 Bond. Raybon and Johnson each remain in the Upson County Jail on a $5,000 Bond.
On December 9, a search warrant was executed at a camper located at 201 Pobiddy Road in Thomaston. William Christopher Roberts, 47, of 201 Pobiddy Road and Erica Lynn Sanders, 36, of 418 Rose Creek Road, were found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. They were also in possession of the chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Roberts and Sanders are charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Substances with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Both remain in the Upson County Jail on $100,000 bond.