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TIFTON – A 21-year-old Tifton man was arrested on a trafficking methamphetamine charge following an arrest by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Tift County Sheriff’s Office. 

The GBI SWRDEO and Tift County Sheriff’s Office received information that a man was distributing methamphetamine in Tifton, according to a GBI statement.

The investigation culminated with a search warrant at a Marion Drive residence. Authorities seized 2.9 pounds of methamphetamine, 1,935 suspected counterfeit Percocet tablets and a quantity of cocaine, according to the GBI.

The GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office is in Albany and services 42 counties in southwest Georgia. The office is a collaborative effort between the GBI, the Albany Police Department, the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, the Dougherty County Police Department, the Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Americus Police Department and is partially funded with Byrne/JAG grant funds.

Tips can be submitted to the GBI by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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