An alert from a Bulloch County Sheriff's Office K-9 resulted in a bust that netted more than a pound of marijuana, THC, cash and three arrests.
According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, investigators with the Bulloch County sheriff's Crime Suppression Team working with members of the Statesboro Police Department's Impact Team conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 16 on Friday afternoon.
During the stop, K-9 Deputy Dustin Lanier said his K-9 partner Pike alerted to the vehicle for the presence of drugs. During the search, more than a pound of high-grade marijuana was located, packaged for distribution, along with approximately 30 cartridges of liquid tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.
The release said the investigation originated in Bulloch County, but it was determined the drugs were purchased from a business in Savannah.
According to a related release from the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, The Original Nancy's Seafood on Skidaway Road in Savannah was identified as "a drug distribution hub." The marijuana and THC seized in the Bulloch County bust are alleged to have originated from the Nancy's Seafood operation, according to the release.
Arrested in Bulloch County were Chandler Ann McMillan, 21, and Christopher Kyle Kimsey, 21, both of the same Sydney Chase address in Statesboro, and Christopher Ledezma, 21, of Stockinghead Road in Metter.
All three individuals were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drug-related objects.
Ledezma also was charged with a probation violation.