Chief Deputy Dan Kilgore released the following statement Monday:
“On Saturday, October 6, at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies from the Upson County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a license check on Delray Rd. A 2000 Kia Sephia entered the license check point occupied by Dustin Harrell, 23, of Jackson, Ga. and Jeffery Marvin Harper, 44, of Lakeview Mobile Home Park in Thomaston.
“Deputy Justin Hammock and Sgt. Neill Sanders smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and noticed a set of electronic scales on the console of the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and a clear plastic bag containing approximately 26 grams of a form of methamphetamine commonly referred to as “Ice” was found in the door panel of the vehicle. A small amount of marijuana was located on Harrell’s person.
“Harrell and Harper were transported to the Upson County Jail and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute. Harrell was also charged with Possession of Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.
“Deputy Hammock and Sgt. Sanders are commended for their efforts in this case. We are pleased that these narcotics are no longer on the streets of Upson County.”