Drugs, firearm recovered from Institute St apartment

On 7/3/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded to the Lodge Apartments of Statesboro on Institute Street in an attempt to locate a male wanted for sale of cocaine.  The wanted suspect was believed to be in apartment #3 and upon approaching the unit investigators observed a male subject at the door matching his description.  The male, Rotema Watson (43 yoa, Hwy 23, Millen Ga), attempted to throw away a bag of crack cocaine and was taken into custody.  Six other individuals at apartment #3 were also taken into custody after investigators obtained a search warrant for the unit and discovered additional drugs including marijuana and prescription pills and a firearm.  All were transported to the Bulloch County Jail on various charges (described below).

The discovery of drugs and a firearm at the location is particularly significant since the area outside of this apartment was the scene of a shooting on 6/29/14 currently under investigation by detectives with the Statesboro Police Department.  CST will be assisting in this investigation in any way possible.

Arrested:

  • Rotema Watson (43 yoa, Hwy 23, Millen Ga):  1 ct possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, 1 ct sale of cocaine, 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, 1 ct possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 1 ct possession of marijuana (misdemeanor)
  • Nicky Young (38 yoa, Institute St, Statesboro Ga):  1 ct possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of  a crime, 1 ct possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Larry Jackson (24 yoa, Holmes Drive, Millen Ga):  2 cts of possession of a schedule II drug with intent to distribute, 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, 1 ct possession of marijuana (misd)
  • Michelle Parker (48 yoa, Valley Rd, Statesboro Ga): 1 ct possession of marijuana (misd), 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Brandon Mincey (27 yoa, Institute St, Statesboro Ga):  1 ct possession of marijuana (misd), 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Jarel Brown (24, Williams Rd, Statesboro Ga):  1 ct possession of marijuana (misd), 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Prethenia Wells (43 yoa, Johnson St, Statesboro Ga):  1 ct possession of marijuana (misd), 1 ct possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime