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Crime Suppression operations result in 6 arrests
Jeffery Cox
Jeffery Cox

The Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team arrested six people while conducting search warrants and saturation patrols during the past two days.

The team is a recently formed partnership between the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office and Statesboro Police Department, and it targets quality-of-life issues such as drug use and distribution.

Investigators with the team rearrested Edward James Rawls, 29, of Baldwin Street, on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA (Ecstasy) with intent to distribute and driving while license suspended.

The team had arrested him in January and charged him with possession of cocaine when he was found with the cocaine at The Lodge Apartments on Institute Street, according to a Crime Suppression Team news release issued Friday.

Rawls is a parolee, and a hold had been placed by his parole officer on his release, the news release says.

“Part of CST’s mission is to focus on repeat offenders such as Rawls,” the release says.

Crime Suppression Team investigators also served a search warrant at Campus Crossings Apartment on Lanier Drive. Keilan Mann, 20, of Lanier Drive, was arrested on charges of

sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Approximately

$4,000 and several ounces of marijuana were seized during the search, according to the release.

Investigators also worked a concentrated patrol in high-crime areas in Statesboro. A traffic stop on West Jones Avenue led to the seizure of a quarter-pound of marijuana and the arrests of Kendra Herrington, 26, of Dannie Cartee Road, on charges of defective equipment and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and James Johnson, 36, of Spring Street, for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the release says.

Finally, a traffic stop by Master Deputy Mark Guarino of the sheriff’s office on a pickup truck for an equipment violation led to the arrest of its driver, Steven Way, 35, of Martin Swinson Road in Ellabell, for driving with a suspended license.

A search of the passenger, Jeffery Cox, 51, also of Martin Swinson Road in Ellabell, revealed he had methamphetamine, according to the release. He also was arrested, and both were taken to the Bulloch County Jail.

Anyone with concerns about criminal activity in their neighborhoods or with information should submit an anonymous tip to or call (912) 764-1786.

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