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4 arrested on meth, other drug charges
Rebecca Lynn Dixon

    A tip to drug agents resulted in four arrests Wednesday after drug agents discovered methamphetamine, components of a meth lab and other drugs in a Buchan Road home near Pembroke.
    Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team Inv. Jim Riggs said an anonymous tip regarding possible drug activity led to a traffic stop, where Sabrina Boatwright O’Brien, 28, Buchans Road, and Wylie Edward O’Brien Jr., 29, of an A.O. Smith Road, Ellabell address, were found in possession of “a quantity of pseudoephedrine,” he said.
    While pseudoephedrine is not illegal, possession of more  than a certain amount or possession with intent to use in manufacturing methamphetamine is illegal, he said.
    Investigators went to O’Brien’s Buchan Road home, where they searched with Sabrina O’Brien’s permission. They met with a woman there who had the O’Brien’s two-year-old child — Rebecca Lynn Dixon, 26, Main Street, Garden City, he said.
    Deputies discovered methamphetamine, a firearm, marijuana and Lorazepam inside the home, some of it in Dixon’s bedroom, he said. Components of a meth lab were also found in the home.
    During the investigation, a man arrived at the residence on a four-wheeler, and deputies discovered the man, identified as Gary Lyn Strickland, 30, Daisy Nevils Road, Claxton, was in possession of pseudoephedrine, methamphetamine and a syringe filled with liquid meth, Riggs said.
    All four were arrested and taken to the Bulloch County Jail. While there, Sabrina O’Brien admitted to jail staff she had hidden some pills in the patrol car, and a body search revealed she had hidden about 150 pills in her body cavity, he said.
    Sabrina O’Brien was charged with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, second degree cruelty to children and crossing guard lines with drugs.
    Wylie O’Brien was charged with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, second degree cruelty to children, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a first offender.
    Strickland was charged with possession of methamphetamine, second degree cruelty to children and criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.
    Dixon was charged with marijuana possession, possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (lorazepam) and second degree cruelty to children.
    All four suspects were on probation and are being held without bond, Riggs said.
    Anyone with information on the case, or on any suspected drug activity, is asked to contact the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team at (912) 764-8888. All calls are confidential, he said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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