Joint effort search warrant lands five in jail on drug charges

Updated: Jan 5


Five individuals—some from the local area, others not—are now in jail following a collaborative effort between Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office and Swainsboro Police Department last week.

The two agencies served a search warrant at a residence on Lambs Bridge Road on Monday, November 8. As a result, 43-year-old Lavana Omega McCoy and 50-year-old John Albert Fleming, both of Swainsboro, 45-year-old Debbie Marie Meeks, 23-year-old William Cody Hobbs of Hazlehurst, and 41-year-old Marcus Ashley Graham of Pooler were among the arrested. All five are facing drug-related charges while some of them face others related to weapons offenses.


McCoy is charged with sale of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of Adderall with intent to distribute, possession of clonazepam with intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of carisoprodol with intent to distribute, and possession of drug-related objects.


Fleming is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.


Meeks is charged with possession of alprazolam, possession of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana, and possession of belbuca.


Hobbs is charged with possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm by a felony first offender.


Graham is charged with two counts possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.


All five were booked into the Emanuel County Jail and remain there with no bond set at this time.

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