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CNT arrests two Effingham people
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Amber Coshatt

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) has seized a large amount of drugs and made multiple arrests, including two people from Effingham County.

On Monday, CNT arrested 23-year-old Amber Coshatt of Guyton and 22-year-old Ally St. George of Rincon following a search of a hotel room the two were sharing in the Interstate 95/Highway 204 corridor. 

During the search, agents seized crystal methamphetamine and other items of interest. A juvenile child was present in the room and turned over to a family member. Both were charged with felony drug charges.

Tuesday morning, CNT and U.S. Marshals arrested 42-year-old Norman “Man” Brown of Garden City. Brown was wanted by CNT on multiple felony drug charges to include trafficking methamphetamine. Brown also was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office for probation violation. He has a long criminal history, including previous arrests for sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. This latest arrest marks his seventh CNT arrest. On March 7, CNT and the Marshals conducted a joint operation at Brown’s residence. A search resulted in the seizure of a large amount of crystal methamphetamine, prescription medications, items commonly associated with the distribution of controlled substances and more than $6,000 in U.S. currency. The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of more than $20,000.

Jennifer Martin, 41, of Garden City was arrested at the time of the search and is facing multiple felony drug charges, including trafficking methamphetamine. CNT, U.S. Marshals and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) K9 Unit conducted a joint operation involving the search of a residence Tuesday in the 1800 block of Tuskegee in Savannah. There, law enforcement arrested Vernon Butts, 28, of Savannah. He was wanted by CNT since September 2015 on multiple felony drug charges following an investigation in which drugs and firearms were seized.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of various forms of controlled substances to include large amounts of methylone (bath salts) and marijuana. Also seized were items commonly associated with distribution of controlled substances, one firearm and nearly $6,000 in U.S. currency. A juvenile was present at the residence and turned over to a family member.

Butts is currently charged with multiple felony drug charges and is a convicted felon. Additional charges are expected to include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Also Tuesday morning, CNT and the CCSO K9 Unit conducted a search warrant at an apartment located in Georgetown Crossing Apartments. Agents arrested two people, 23-year-old Tommy Saulsberry Jr. and 25-year-old Khiry West, both of Savannah. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of various forms of controlled substances and two firearms, which one was found to be stolen.

All persons currently remain in the Chatham County Detention Center.

With Saint Patrick’s Day tomorrow, CNT agents will be in the various festival areas throughout the rest of the week. Agents will be targeting persons suspected of selling and/or possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute.