Authorities raided a Putnam County home in January and made multiple arrests on drug-related charges; not long after that, people in the neighborhood started calling again to report suspicious activity at the house.
“It was the same house we went to before,” Putnam County Sheriff’s Lt. Harry Luke said; “but they got out on bond and as soon as they did, they got right back in business.”
Nearby neighbors of the Clark Lane house had reported the activity in January and again in March, Luke said, noting an involved community is instrumental in fighting crime.
Saturday’s raid resulted in five arrests, according to jail records.
“None of them were big-time drug dealers so it wasn’t a whole lot of (drugs),” Luke said. “It was basically people who were selling to supply their own habit.”
When deputies executed the search warrant, in addition to methamphetamine, they also found what Luke described as a handwritten “price list menu” on the kitchen counter. “It’s used as a reference when there are multiple people selling out of the same house,” he explained.
Those arrested March 27 included:
William Blake Griffin, 28, of Clark Lane, Eatonton, charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act (VGCSA) – possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Dustin Kip Trice, 31, of Brazey Road, Monticello, charged with VGCSA – methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
Kisha Aline Godfrey, 34, of Mathis Road, Gray, VGCSA – possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Katherine Jo Poss (Griffin’s mother), 52, of Clark Lane, Eatonton, VGCSA -- possession of methamphetamine.
Nijiski DeSean Laster, 43, of Clark Lane, Eatonton, VGCSA – possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.