More than $100,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was taken off of Lowndes County streets last week during a drug raid, according to local law enforcement officials.
The raid, which took place Friday, was the result of a five-month investigation conducted by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit. Thirty six ounces of methamphetamine was seized from three different properties in Lowndes County, according to Narcotic’s Unit Commander Archie Williams. The suspects in the raid, however, have not yet been apprehended.
Williams said his unit is currently searching for John Marcus Braddock, 41, and Angela Spratlin, 29, both of 911 Sullivan Rd., in western Lowndes County. A judge has signed multiple arrest warrants for the pair.
The Sullivan Road home was raided, as well as two buildings on the property.
In addition to the methamphetamine, agents seized more than four ounces of high grade marijuana, scales and paraphernalia for packing and distributing, numerous guns, a stolen four-wheeler and more than $16,000 in cash, according to law enforcement.
Braddock is believed to be a major distributor of methamphetamine in the Golden Triangle, Williams said. By seizing the drugs, Williams said he and his agents kept the substance out of the hands of smaller distributors.
Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.