Effingham County sheriff’s deputies have arrested six people after an operation that started early Thursday afternoon and lasted throughout the night.
Investigators conducted an operation in the Old River Road area when they located Ryan Williams, 20, of Bloomingdale, with approximately two pounds of marijuana and multiple types of prescription pills. During the investigation, it was discovered that Williams had been supplying middle school age children with narcotics.
Drug investigators then conducted several buy-bust operations where they made additional arrests.
Williams has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of tools during the commission of a crime and possession of marijuana more than one ounce.
Pamela Reinbold, 51, of Bloomingdale, and Justin Stewart Madden, 27, of Guyton, were arrested and charged with criminal attempt to purchase marijuana, conspiracy, and unlawful use of a communication device.
Brittany Silva, 20, of Bloomingdale, has been charged with Bribery, criminal attempt to purchase marijuana, conspiracy, and unlawful use of a communication device.
Christopher Veysey, 19, of Bloomingdale, was charged with one count of criminal attempt to purchase marijuana and Jimmy Stringer, 18, of Ellabell was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit a crime.
“Drug activity leads to other criminal activity in the community,” Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said. “We will continue to take a proactive stance on drug offenses in our area.”
All six offenders were booked into the Effingham County Jail.