Citizen tips lead to two meth busts in Lowndes County - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Citizen tips lead to two meth busts in Lowndes County

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The home at 601 Georgia Avenue, where Beverly Strong was arrested The home at 601 Georgia Avenue, where Beverly Strong was arrested
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department says it was alert citizens that led investigators to two meth labs Wednesday night.

"The eyes and ears of the public are what drives most law enforcement agencies, us included. We can't be everywhere all the time, so having these citizens out there to watch and provide that information is paramount to most of our investigations," explained Lowndes County Sheriff's office Lieutenant Stryde Jones.

Investigators went to the home at 601 Georgia Avenue in Valdosta after receiving several complaints from neighbors. The person living at the home, Beverly Strong, was arrested after a search.

"During that search, they found a quantity of meth that had been manufactured, and they also found the components that, had they been put together, would have consisted of a meth lab," said Jones.

Sheriff's investigators said a second meth lab was found at the home at 2980 Mud Swamp Lane, where Anthony Wright and Steven Bennett were both arrested.

"[The deputies] obtained a search warrant and went to the residence and were able to serve that search warrant. This particular house had an active meth lab in there," Jones said.

A third person fled from the house shortly before deputies arrived. The sheriff's department is currently working to get an arrest warrant on him. The department meanwhile is thankful for the help they are getting from the community.

"We owe the citizens a tremendous thank you for providing that information and getting the investigation started," Jones emphasized.

All three suspects are now facing multiple charges, including possession of meth and possession of materials to make meth.

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