19 suspects nabbed in huge Richmond County drug bust

Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 11:58 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Monday, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree announced the arrests of several drug trafficking co-conspirators involved in the Tyrone Guy’s Drug Trafficking Organization.

Tyrone “Pit Stick” Guy and several of his associates were targeted in this investigation.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Streets Gang Task Force (and the Department of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms participated in this two-year undercover investigation. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office also provided assistance in the execution of a search warrant in Columbia County.

During the course of this investigation, eighteen search warrants were executed, and investigators were able to seize 1.29 kilograms of Cocaine, 5.33 ounces of methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), 3.65 ounces of methamphetamine, 8.11 ounces of marijuana, 43 oxycodone pills, 6 alprazolam (Xanax) pills, 9 firearms, $50,174 in currency, and seven vehicles. Investigators will be seeking federal and state indictments.

Roundtree noted that most of these defendants were carrying or possessing firearms during their drug trafficking activities. Roundtree advised that a large amount of gun-related violence fueled by such organizations has to be eliminated for our communities to find peace and safety.

Most of the arrests were in Augusta Commission member Jordan Johnson’s district. He says he hopes this opens an opportunity for change.

“Unfortunately, this is just something that’s been going on for quite some time, but I’m glad our law enforcement professionals have been on the job making sure we have safe neighborhoods,” he said.

“We have teenagers dead on the streets. We have blood on the streets. That’s 20-year-old blood, 21-year-old blood, 8-year-old blood, so at the end of the day, we have got to figure out what measures we can support to prevent folks from going into this style of life.”

The breakdown

Here are the suspects arrested and the charges they face:

  • Tyrone Anthony Guy, 45, of Augusta — trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Eldo Ricky Jones, 50, of Augusta — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Denzel Young, 30, of Augusta — possession of MDMA with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Willie Anthony Mathis, 51, of Augusta, — possession of cocaine, probation violation, superior court order to show cause
  • Deandre Pacquez Mays, 27, of Augusta, trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, superior court order to show cause
  • Tyrone Rodriquez Wilcher, 43, of Augusta — trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Tamara Verise Williamson, 36, of Augusta — trafficking cocaine
  • Tomoresnephia Zaetal Wright, 27, of Augusta — trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Demetrius Montral Davis, 33, of Augusta — trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, superior court order to show cause
  • Jeremy Marquez Smith, 33 years, of Augusta — trafficking cocaine, probation violation
  • Rodriquez Chavantez Palmer, 47, of Augusta — trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Chavantez Andrew Palmer, 24, of Augusta — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Darryl Lee Scott, 61, of Augusta — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone, hold for probation
  • Joseph Kevin Barnes, 43, of Augusta — possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Walter Donta Geter, 42, of Augusta — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, hold for probation
  • Troy Leon Geter, 35, of Augusta — possession of marijuana and Possession of drug-related objects
  • Christopher Dewayne Anderson, 40, of Augusta — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Anthony Jones Jr., 22, of Augusta — engaging in drug activity
  • Demonte Alonzo Jones, 21, of Augusta —engaging in drug activity

Locations searched during the investigation included:

  • 521 Wrights Ave., Augusta
  • 155, Petersburgh Circle, Apt. B, Martinez
  • 1408 Maddox St., Augusta
  • 1701 Slaton St., Augusta
  • 1102 Perry Ave., Augusta
  • 1104 Perry Ave., Augusta
  • 929 Barnes St., Augusta
  • 1406 Poplar St., Augusta
  • 1762 Tamarind Way, Augusta
  • 1876 Kissingbower Road, Augusta
  • 848 Bennock Mill Road, Unit A, Augusta
  • 416 Sibley St., Augusta
  • 1336 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta
  • 1318 Laurel St., Augusta
  • 2119 Lumpkin Road, Apt. A1, Augusta
  • 3109 Abelia Drive, Augusta
  • 830 Strother Drive, Augusta
  • 1223 11th St., Augusta

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