Garden City bust nets arrests, meth and cash

Crime & Safety
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Authorities executed a search warrant at a mobile home last week, resulting in several arrests and seized narcotics with an estimated street value of $40,000.

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), Garden City Police Department and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K9 on Thursday, May 10, executed a search warrant at Nassau Woods Mobile Home Community (1602 Dean Forest Road) in Garden City.

CNT encountered 17 people during the warrant, all who were detained without incident.

While searching the residence, officials found multiple ounces of crystal methamphetamine as well as items consistently used for the distribution of controlled substances.

Also seized was a firearm – from a convicted felon – as well as a vehicle and more than $22,000 in U.S. currency.

A total of five people were arrested in the investigation: 44-year-old Norman “Mann” Brown of Savannah and 65-year-old Gary Raines of Garden City (both with multiple felony drug charges), 35-year-old Timothy Lanigan (Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon), 35-year-old Rachelle Parrish (Possession of a Controlled Substance), and 35-year-old Michael Williams Jr (Warrant Service), all of Savannah.

According to CNT, an investigation began in April following information that large quantities of drugs were being sold and used at the residence. CNT conducted surveillance operations and identified a large volume of vehicle and foot traffic there.

Undercover CNT agents were later successful in making drug purchases from the residence.

“Operations like these are crucial to making our neighborhoods safer. By investigating this residence, CNT arrested several dealers and eliminated a distribution hub for a large number of users,” said CNT Director Everett Ragan in a press release. “The results immediately benefit the Nassau Woods neighborhood and our entire community.”

The five individuals arrested remain at the Chatham County Detention Center

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