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Sheriff’s team charges 3 with drug trafficking
Heroin, meth, prescription drugs and guns seized
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An investigation the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Crime Suppression Team has been conducting for eight months into methamphetamine and heroin sales led to arrests of three people this week on heroin trafficking, meth and other drug and firearms charges.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies and deputies from the department’s K-9 unit – but not the dogs in this case – assisted Crime Suppression Team investigators with a search warrant Tuesday at 807 North Taylor Court, Statesboro, reported Capt. Jason Kearney, the CST leader.

During the search, investigators found several firearms, a large quantity of methamphetamine and several types of prescription drugs, including oxycodone, as well as a “trafficking” amount of heroin, Kearney said.

Those arrested Tuesday were Randy Ray Allen Eunice, 28, of a Dry Branch Village, Statesboro, address, Tony Lynn Otto, 54, of the North Taylor Court address, and Leslie Rene Shaw, 35, of a South College Street address.

“It’s becoming more common, but it was a good arrest,” Kearney said when asked if this was a big case.

A weight of heroin only greater than four grams is necessary for a trafficking charge. Kearney said investigators prefer not to state estimated amounts of confiscated drugs and are instead waiting for lab results.

Specific charges filed against Eunice are possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, two counts possession of a schedule III, IV or V controlled substance with intent, possession of a firearm during commission of felonies, trafficking in heroin, meth or other illegal drugs, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of methamphetamine with intent, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or person with first-offender status.

Specific charges against Otto are sale of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, two counts possession of a schedule III, IV or V controlled substance with intent, possession of a firearm during commission of felonies, trafficking in heroin, meth or other illegal drugs, possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of methamphetamine.

Specific charges against Shaw include possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, two counts possession of a schedule III, IV or V controlled substance with intent, possession of a firearm during commission of felonies, trafficking in heroin, meth or other illegal drugs, possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of methamphetamine with intent.

Eunice and Otto remained in the Bulloch County Jail on Friday awaiting proceedings to set bond, if any. Shaw was reportedly released Thursday on $15,000 bond.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               

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