MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A fourth suspect has been arrested after an undercover, multi-county investigation that ended in the seizure of thousands of dollars' worth of narcotics.
Drug suspect Brian Fuller turned himself in around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office.
"We believe the threat of taking his family's property made the difference in this one. We would like to thank FOX 5 for putting his picture out there and letting the public know we were looking for him," Sheriff Chuck Smith remarked.
Sheriff Smith said his department received a tip just after midnight that Fuller could be located in the Riverdale area, but before deputies could get to Riverdale, Fuller turned himself in.
According to sheriff's office, three others were arrested while serving a warrant for Brian Fuller at a house on the 3000 block of Griffin Highway on Feb. 27.
"Methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, firearms, cash, ecstasy pills," Sheriff Chuck Smith detailed.
During the operation, deputies attached to the West Metro Drug Task Force seized 6.8 pounds of methamphetamine, 8 ounces of crack cocaine, 6.2 ounces of powder cocaine, 1 ounce of heroin, 8 pounds of marijuana, and over 200 ecstasy pills.
In total, officials estimated the narcotics had a street value of over $700,000.
"This amount of drugs is unusual for a rural setting like this, you would normally find this amount of drugs on the interstate," the sheriff remarked.
Investigators also seized three firearms and an unknown amount of money.
Deputies arrested 55-year-old Bennie Sheldon Pope and charged him with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, trafficking methamphetamine and crack cocaine, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
They also arrested 28-year-old Dontavious Jaquez Ferrell for the charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, trafficking methamphetamine, crack cocaine, heroin and MDMA, possession of marijuana and oxycodone, and a parole violation.
The third man arrested was 33-year-old Jonesboro resident Terrance Quintez Pope, who was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, ecstasy, crack cocaine, heroin, and cocaine, possession of marijuana and oxycodone, obstructing an officer, and a parole violation.
All four men are currently being held in the Meriwether County Jail without bond.