3 arrested in connection with DEA bust at Tybee Island rental home

3 arrested in connection with DEA bust at Tybee Island rental home
(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - More information is surfacing now on a DEA-led bust at a vacation rental property on Tybee Island.

Vials of an unknown white powder found at the home during the raid Friday prompted agents to temporarily condemn the home.

This investigation started in South Carolina and is being led by the DEA office in Columbia.

The home, at the corner of 6th Avenue and 12th Street, still has stickers on the outside warning of the danger inside.

I spoke to a supervisory special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency earlier, and the unknown white powder is being tested. The agent says in this day and age, they have to treat every substance like that as a worst-case scenario, as possibly being something as dangerous as fentanyl.

The DEA won't say at this point how long the investigation has been going, or if this is the only stop in Georgia. I do know a lot of people have been stopping to ask about it, and neighbors are still in disbelief that something like this happened on Tybee.

"The stickers on the door are just enough to want to make you not walk around the corner. God forbid something happened in terms of an explosion, a fire, or someone touching the drugs, or whatever they were doing there," said Murray, who lives in the neighborhood.

The DEA did arrest three people in connection with this bust. They wouldn't say when or where, but we do know they're being arraigned in federal court in Columbia on Monday afternoon on federal drug charges.

No agents or assisting officers were injured in the raid. We'll be following this story and will update you as we learn more.

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