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ESCO arrests man wanted on drug charges

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A man wanted on several outstanding arrest warrants was arrested Thursday following a standoff at a residence on Ohoopee Avenue in Meldrim.

Brian Butler, 33, of Eden, eventually surrendered to ECSO deputies after information was received that he was at the residence.

His charges stem from a search by the Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit earlier this week in the 100 block of Shady Oaks Lane where they discovered a large amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.

"Butler, who is a repeat offender, is currently on probation stemming from a 2012 arrest by Effingham County deputies where he was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and parole violation," Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

Butler is currently being held in the Effingham County Jail.

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