Georgia drug ring dismantled

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The GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Pelham Police Department, and Thomas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested 39-year-old Lucius Williams for one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was taken to the Mitchell County Jail.

On October 3, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Camaro. When the deputy approached, he could smell marijuana coming from inside the car. After talking with both men in the car, police say they admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.


According to the GBI, the deputy searched the car and found about 11 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. The driver, Willie George Williams, of Pelham, and the passenger, Kerry Dewayne Tucker, of Camilla, were arrested for trafficking methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed the methamphetamine was destined for Lucius Williams, in Pelham.

On November 10, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a Honda Accord. The car was occupied by 41-year-old Roger Fairbank, of Pelham, and 36-year-old Brandie Willis, Ochlocknee. When questioned during the traffic stop, police say both Fairbank and Willis made different statements about who the vehicle belonged to and where they were going.

A K-9 unit was deployed after the driver refused to consent to a vehicle search. The K-9 tracked a positive alert on the car that resulted in the deputy finding cash and about 11 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. Both Fairbank and Willis were arrested for trafficking methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed the methamphetamine was destined for Williams, in Pelham.

Investigators received information that Williams was distributing methamphetamine from his car wash business in Pelham.

During a four-month investigation, information was developed to obtain three search warrants and an arrest warrant for Williams. 

On Friday, December 2, the GBI, Pelham Police Department, and the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed three search warrants in Pelham.

  • 264 E. Railroad Street, Pelham, a car wash business owned and operated by Williams. Williams was in possession of approximately one ounce of methamphetamine and arrested.
  • 305 A Everett Street, Pelham, a home frequented by Williams. About four pounds of suspected methamphetamine was seized.
  • 261 Palmer Street, Pelham, Williams’ home. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted to the GBI by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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