Major Drug Bust

The raid happened about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at a house commonly known as "The Blue House" on Davis Street in Bellamy. According to investigators it was one of the largest drug busts for the county in recent years.

We are told that one of the people arrested in this case had at least 12 pounds of marijuana in his possession at the time of the raid. However, this is far from all that was confiscated. Investigators say there was much more inside the house. As for the remainder of the drugs, authorities say they were a mixture of crack cocaine and marijuana.

"Some was packaged, some was in square blocks and some was in round shapes. It was in quite a few different ways that they had it, but it was already cooked and prepared to sell," says Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter.

According to Sheriff Hatter, a great deal of cash equally, perhaps several thousand dollars, was also confiscated during the raid along with two cars and some stolen equipment.

"We have evidence that these items were stolen property."

According to the sheriff, some of the equipment, which consisted of an electric generator, tools and yard equipment, was reported missing as far back as two years ago.

Four people have been arrested, 47-year-old Frank Green, who lived in the house and 38-year-old Patrick McKnight from Atlanta. Both face drug possession charges. Meanwhile, two other people who were inside the house at the time of the raid were arrested for outstanding warrants not directly related to the case.

Sheriff Hatter says the Alabama Bureau of Investigations is assisting with the probe.

"We're still working on the case right now and possibly some more arrests will be made," says Hatter. Click here to view this story


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