Heroin arrests spotlight new drug trend; Crime Suppression Teams makes multiple arrests overnight

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On 02/20/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team conducted an investigation regarding the sale of heroin. Investigators arrived at 147 Valley Road in Statesboro and attempted to make contact with the home owners. Investigators made contact with Michelle Geis Parker (48 yoa) and Vernard Andre Parker (45 yoa). After further investigation Vernard Parker admitted to possessing multiple bags of heroin. Michelle Parker was charged with Possession and/or Use of a Drug Related Object and Vernard Parker was charged with Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute.  These arrests highlight changing trends in illegal drug sales and use in our community.  A major focus of C.S.T. is the disruption of such trends.

In other arrests throughout the night C.S.T. members arrested a total of 18 individuals on various charges ranging from outstanding arrest warrants to possession with intent of various drugs.