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Springfield Police bust drug ring
11 people arrested after 5-month investigation
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The Springfield Police Department closed a five-month-long narcotics investigation Thursday morning, leading to 11 arrests.

Assisted by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield officers seized three vehicles, one firearm and several ounces of narcotics. The Springfield Police obtained 61 felony arrest warrants, followed by three search warrants. Officers James Woodcock and Thomas Rahn led the investigation.

The suspects were arrested without incident, according to Woodcock

The investigation started with one house and grew to four houses and eight individuals, according to Springfield Police. The areas affected were Ash Street Extension, Walnut Court, Poplar Court, East Third Street and East Fourth Street. There were a multitude of new charges that stemmed from the search warrants.

Drugs seized include marijuana, spice, cocaine and what is called molly, a crystal form of MDMA, among others.

Officers Woodcock and Rahn stated that Chief Paul Wynn not only provided his knowledge and experience but was active in the investigation. Chief Investigator Eric Riner with the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office was also an invaluable asset during the investigation.