Statesboro Police arrest 8 suspects in drug busts, seek one

Crime & Safety

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — The Statesboro Police Department (SPD) arrested eight suspects in drug busts on Saturday and seek one more.

SPD says the suspects dealt the drugs at various Statesboro bars near Georgia Southern University. Officers in the months-long investigation went undercover to buy cocaine and said multiple suspects told them they had sold drugs multiple times.

Most of the suspects were patrons, however, in one case, some were staff from a club named Shenanigans, according to SPD. Police searched the club and found cocaine and firearms in staff-only areas. Police continued their search and arrested suspects at other bars and one suspect at their home.

The arrested suspects include:

  • Joseph Keith Bragg Jr
    • Charges: 4 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 4 counts of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility, 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
  • Elizabeth Xuan Nguyen
    • Charges: 1 count of Sale of Cocaine (Party to the Crime), 1 count of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.
  • Ian Gallagher Liddy
    • Charges: 2 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 2 counts of Sale of Cocaine (Party to the Crime), 2 counts of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.
  • Kyler Zane Deason
    • Charges: 2 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 2 counts of Sale of Cocaine (Party to the Crime), 1 count of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, 1 count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, 3 counts of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.
  • Destiny Ngezem
    • Charges: 3 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 1 count of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, 3 counts of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.
  • Jathan Luther Hendrix
    • Charges: 3 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 3 counts of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.
  • Reginal Jose Calles
    • Charges: 3 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 3 counts of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility, 1 count of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, 1 count of Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute, 1 count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.
  • Kim Maurice Hunter Jr
    • Charges: 3 counts of Sale of Cocaine, 3 counts of Unlawful Use of Communications Facility.

Police are still searching for the following suspect:

  • Nicolas Francesco Sparacia
    • Charges: 1 count of Sale of Cocaine, 1 count of Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.
Nicolas Francesco Sparacia

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