UPDATE: 1 arrested in McDuffie County drug bust

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Investigators seized a half pound of methamphetamines, firearms and a marijuana plant at the Whitaker Dairy Farm on Friday.

Saturday morning deputies confirmed Victor Eduardo Ovalle, Jr. has been arrested for trafficking meth.

A small explosive device was also found, which was detonated by the Richmond County Bomb Squad.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office and the Regional K-9 Task Force executed a search warrant around noon.

The GBI and FBI were called in help gather evidence and secure the area, which consisted of about 550 acres.

The Sheriff's Office says the Whitakers were not the focus of the investigation and have cooperated fully with law enforcement.


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