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Deputies arrest suspected drug trafficker in Lowndes County

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 16:11:41-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — A man who goes by "Buddy Love" could be facing federal charges after being arrested for trafficking cocaine and heroin in Lowndes County.

On Thursday, investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff‘s Office conducted an operation at in the 6500 block of Brook Ridge Drive in Hahira. Deputies say Clennis Junior Thomas, also known as “Buddy Love," was seen leaving the home by investigators who followed him to a location near exit 22 on I-75.

Through an investigation, deputies discovered that Thomas was distributing heroin and methamphetamine. When they searched his car, they also found a quantity of cocaine, MDMA, and a variety of prescription narcotics, all intended for sale.

Eventually, investigators searched his home, which led to the discovery of multiple guns, drug related items, and a quantity of cash believed to be derived from the sale of illegal drugs.

Thomas was charged with trafficking and heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA with intent to distribute possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a variety of prescription narcotics with intent to distribute.

Due to the level of Thomas’s drug distribution in the presence of the firearms, LCSO says the case will be presented to the United States Attorney’s Office in Macon, Georgia for consideration of federal prosecution.