Nine Suspects Arrested In Wheeler Drug Busts
Law enforcement continued its battle against illicit drug activity as 9 arrests were made on drug-related charges in Wheeler County during the week of July 25-29.
The Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office announced these arrests on Tuesday, August 2, and informed the public of law enforcement’s intent to eradicate illegal drug use within the community.
“Like I’ve said before and I’ll say again, we must be combative on illegal drugs and continue to be aggressive with drug interdiction in Wheeler County,” Chief Deputy Richie Floyd remarked. “I personally want to thank our deputies and the [Oconee Drug] Task Force agent who made these continued from page
arrests.” Several ounces of drugs and drug paraphernalia were collected throughout the arrests. Those arrested included: Eric Sauls – Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Warrant from Twiggs County; Sara Rapp – Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree Cruelty to Children (misdemeanor), Hindering Apprehension of a criminal; Antwan King – Possession of a Controlled Substance, Warrant for Parole Violation; Dustin Williams – Possession of a Controlled Substance, Obstruction of an Officer (misdemeanor), Three Counts of Probation Violation; Thomas Funderburk – Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance; Linda Kaye Higginbotham – Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance; Frederick Hickman – Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Tampering with evidence; Casey Smith – Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The Oconee Drug Task Force works alongside local law enforcement in Bleckley, Dodge, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, and Wheeler Counties to combat the amount of illegal drugs and substances used and trafficked throughout the communities.