On 4/28/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to a residence in the 300 block of P.W. Clifton Rd near the Leefield Community regarding drug complaints about the location. The complaints involved the possible manufacture of methamphetamine at that location. Investigators spoke with the property owner and discovered all of the components necessary for the manufacture of meth. The items were safely removed from the residence and William Richard West Jr (50 yoa, P W Clifton Rd Brooklet Ga) was taken into custody and charged with one count of Criminal Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine.
On 4/29/14 C.S.T. investigators served a search warrant at an apartment in The Avenue at Southern on Georgia Avenue, Statesboro. Investigators located marijuana and stolen property at the location. Brandon Brantley (18 yoa, Country Way, Springfield Ga) was taken into custody and charged with 2 counts of Sale of Marijuana, 1 count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, 1 count of Possession/Use of a Drug Related Object, 1 count of Theft by Conversion, and 1 count of misdemeanor Obstruction of an Officer. Brantley was also wanted by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.
Also on 4/29/14, C.S.T. investigators received information that a female corrections officer working at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville was planning to purchase a quantity of marijuana and smuggle it into the facility. The marijuana would then be sold to inmates. A confidential source provided investigators with the female’s vehicle description and direction of travel into Statesboro. Investigators and BCSO and SPD patrol units stopped the female, later identified as Jocelyn Miranda Fedon (22 yoa, New Street, Dublin Ga), and discovered a large quantity of marijuana in the vehicle. Fedon was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. The Georgia Dept of Corrections and supervisors at the Georgia State Prison were notified of the arrest and have initiated an internal investigation.