The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team says they have recently made some big drug arrests.
Within the last few weeks, the narcotics team has cracked down on several big drug operations. CNT says this past weekend was a busy one, as agents made two significant drug busts.
On Friday, June 1, CNT, with the help of Savannah Police, conducted a search warrant in the 100 block of West 55th Street. The search resulted in the seizure of around nine ounces of powder and crack cocaine, two ounces of heroin, marijuana, and items commonly associated with controlled substances. They also seized several firearms, counterfeit money, and more than $11,000.
Then on Sunday, June 3, the CNT team, with the assistance of Chatham County Police, did another search at a home on Bond Avenue, which is near the south end of the county. Agents seized around 113 ounces of crystal meth, two ounces of heroin, multiple pounds of marijuana, several forms of opioids, three cars, and several firearms.
CNT says while June is starting to be a busy month, May proved to be a busy month as well.
"In terms of the larger, more significant drug busts, CNT has had probably more than five or so within the last 30 days alone where it was more of a significant level drug bust, a significant being a quarter kilo or more seized," said Gene Harley, Assistant Deputy Director, CNT.
According to CNT, the estimated street value of all the drugs seized is around $120,000.
And just this week, CNT arrested a local veterinary technician for writing out illegal prescriptions for her dead dog. Officials say Courtney Brown wrote the prescriptions while working as a technician at a local vet office. As the investigation developed, agents determined Brown was regularly using her dead dog's name to illegally prescribe Xanax.