DEU: 3 arrested during heroin transaction in Georgetown

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Drug agents said three people have been arrested for participating in a drug deal in West Georgetown.

On June 30, agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Adrian Akeem Cooper, 26, Nate Drive, Georgetown, Clarence Joseph Thomas, 49, Rhodus Avenue, Andrews, and Jodi Michelle Lambert, 42, Adman Avenue, Andrews.

According to a DEU press release, the arrests were made as a result of a concerted effort on the part of the unit, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police Department to address the sale of heroin in Georgetown County. The release indicated officers from those three agencies watched as Cooper, Thomas and Lambert participated in what was described as a “street-level drug transaction” along Highmarket Street in Georgetown. Agents added officers found five bags of heroin on Cooper’s person, though they did not specify as to the amount that was recovered.

Cooper was charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of heroin within one-half mile of a school. Thomas and Lambert were both charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws and providing false information to police. The three were taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center, where they were awaiting bond hearings.


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