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The Coffee County Drug Unit (CCDU) made 65 arrests during the second quarter of 2022 for various violations of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. Included in these were cases involving possession of various drugs, possession with intent to distribute various drugs, and trafficking in various drugs, as well as other violations of the law. 



The CCDU seized nearly five pounds of methamphetamine/MDMA, more than 2,200 grams of the substance, during the second quarter. Seizures also included nearly two ounces of cocaine/crack cocaine and over three pounds of marijuana. 



Approximately 249 opioid prescription medication tablets and nearly three grams of heroin/fentanyl were also seized. 



When compared to the first quarter of 2022, the second quarter saw an increase in arrests, as well as an increase in seizures of methamphetamine and prescription opioids.



Eleven firearms were taken off the streets that were suspected to have been used in the furtherance of drug dealing or drug trafficking. 



One of those firearms was reported stolen out of Waycross.



Totals for second quarter of 2022:

Arrests: 65

Methamphetamine/MDMA: 2,211.6 grams

Cocaine: 55.6 grams

Marijuana: 1476.4 grams

Prescription Medications: 249 tablets

Heroin/ Fentanyl: 2.8 grams

Confiscated Firearms: 11 (1 stolen)

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