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LCSO, FBI Gang Task Force surveillance leads to drug and gun arrests

Posted at 5:58 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:58:32-04

LOWNDES COUNTY< GA. (WTXL) — The Lowndes County Sheriffs Office says a joint investigation led to two arrests on multiple charges, including drugs and guns.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and members of the FBI Gang Task Force served a search warrant at 402 B East Jane Street on Wednesday.

LCSO says a citizen's complaint of drug distribution and unemployment fraud led investigators to believe the residence was being used for trafficking in narcotics. Joint surveillance indicated that Taurian Werts and Deontrey Crumpton, the home occupants, were conducting drug sales out of their home.

Efforts between the agencies established enough evidence to obtain a search warrant for the residence.

The warrant service revealed close to 1000 grams of marijuana, approximately $15,000 in cash, two firearms, evidence of unemployment fraud and ID theft, as well as a check forging operation.

Werts and Crumpton were charged with violations of the Georgia controlled substances act, firearm possession by convicted felons, and charges related to the Street Gang and Terrorism Act.

The case has been presented to the United States Attorney’s Office as a Project Safe Neighborhood prosecution.