Lieutenant Andrew Pippin of the Thomaston Police Department issued the following press release on April 21, 2014:
On March 28, 2014 Agents of the Narcotics Task Force and Upson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for the residence of 172 Pallet Mill Road. Broderick Durrah was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Possession of Schedule IV, Possession of Schedule III, Cruelty to children in the third degree, and Fraud in obtaining public assistance. Agent Jeremy Blount was the case agent and seized several bags of marijuana, digital scales, scheduled pills and three GA EBT cards. Street value of the narcotics is approximately $600.
On April 14, 2014 the Thomaston Police department was notified by Rite Aid Pharmacy in Thomaston that in the past several months there has been approximately 10,000 pills missing from the pharmacy. The Narcotics Task Force was assigned the case and later executed a search warrant at a former employee’s home located in the city of Thomaston. Jennifer McDuffie of Thomaston was later arrested for Fraudulently Obtaining Controlled Substances. This case is still under investigation pertaining to the missing scheduled narcotics by the Asset Protection Manager and the NTF.
On April 16, 2014 Agents of the Upson County Narcotics Task Force, Thomaston Police Department Investigations Unit, and the Upson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for the residence of 908 South Church Street for illegal gambling. Seized from the residence was $4,140.00 in U.S. Currency that was located on the table in the kitchen along with 14 decks of playing cards. The arrests are as follows: Angela Jordan, Danny Walker, Deborah Hammond, and Mitchell Dixon were all charged with illegal gambling, fraud in Obtaining Public Assistance. Danny Walker had an additional charge of possession of a Schedule I synthetic (Marijuana).