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Boro man charged with trafficking ecstasy
Traffic stop leads to arrest
Corey Lashawn Durden
Corey Lashawn Durden

The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office has charged Corey Lashawn Durden, 37, of Pinemount Boulevard, Statesboro, with trafficking MDMA, the drug known by the street name ecstasy, after a traffic stop last Thursday.

Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team investigators made the Aug. 17 traffic stop with assistance from the Statesboro Police Department, according to a Wednesday news release from the Sheriff’s Office. In particular, Advanced Patrol Officer Kyle Briley from the Statesboro police K-9 unit helped, bringing trained dog, or K-9 officer, Rio.

Rio alerted on Durden’s car for the presence of narcotics, and Crime Suppression Team investigators searched the vehicle and found about 500 MDMA tablets packaged in multiple plastic bags, the release states.

The Sheriff’s Office estimated the street value of the seized MDMA at $7,500.

As of Wednesday, Durden remained in the Bulloch County Jail with no bond set.

An earlier BCSO booking report gave the original charge against him as possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute, and this was included in the arrests and citations listing in Saturday’s Herald. Georgia law provides a trafficking charge for 28 grams or more of MDMA.

A Statesboro Police Department incident report noted Briley and at least one other officer “assisting another agency” in a traffic stop of a Nissan Altima on Veterans Memorial Parkway at Pinemount Boulevard at 3:08 p.m. Thursday. That report noted that the case was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office and gave no further details.


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