Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at about 0600 hours, approximately forty-five officers, four K-9 units, representing various law enforcement agencies, simultaneously converged on two homes on Kodiak Lane and a home on Keepsake Lane, Greenville, Georgia to carry out the execution of multiple search warrants. “We executed search warrants at 103 and 105 Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Georgia regarding the distribution of methamphetamine. We also went to 12 Keepsake Lane Greenville, Georgia to locate a wanted fugitive in reference to the charges of Armed Robbery out of Greenville, Georgia and Kidnapping out of Troup County, Georgia.” Smith advised.
“The search warrants executed at Kodiak Lane homes resulted from a joint eight month undercover operation with the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office, our Narcotics Task Force and the DEA. The investigation also involved the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office through a collaborative investigation. Intelligence gathered during this investigation resulted in the arrest of Christopher Brent Jackson and his brother Harlan O. Jackson, both of Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Georgia. Additional arrest are pending of those involved in the distribution and trafficking in large quantities of methamphetamines. The location in which the brothers resided created a hardship on the investigative efforts. They had several layers of defenses in place that made the search warrant execution difficult. Once we had the right circumstances and best opportunity available we executed our search warrants. These search warrant executions and the continuous investigation turned up great results. We were able to seize seven kilograms (kilo’s) of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $420,000.00. That is approximately thirteen pounds of meth. We had additional seizures of U.S. Currency, seventeen motor vehicles, motorcycles, four-wheelers, and we are proceeding to seize the two houses and the parcels of land they are located on. We arrested Christopher Brent Jackson, B/M, 38 yoa., 602’ hgt., 198 lbs., blk hair, bro eyes, address: 103 Kodiak Lane, his wife Tiffany L. Jackson, B/F, 30 yoa., 505’ hgt., 205 lbs., blk hair, bro eyes, of 103 Kodiak Lane and Harlan Orlando Jackson B/M, 602’, 210 lbs., blk hair, bro eyes, of 105 Kodiak Lane, Greenville, Georgia for the offenses of Trafficking in Methamphetamine. These subjects are being held in the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Jail without bond. There is additional arrest pending and this investigation is still on-going.” Sheriff Smith said.
“We also went to a secondary location simultaneously and arrested a wanted fugitive. We went to 12 Keepsake Lane, Greenville, Georgia and arrested Patrick Lanail Bray B/M, 24 yoa, 511 hgt., 175 lbs., blk hair, bro eyes, address given of 362 Carter Street, Greenville, Georgia who was wanted for the offenses of Armed Robbery out of Greenville, Georgia and Kidnapping out of Troup County, Georgia. Bray having been on the run for about 2 years. U.S. Marshals tracked him to the location of his arrest. The location was surrounded and entry was made after verbal commands were given. Bray was located in a back bedroom lying in the bed and was found to be in possession of a loaded 45 cal. semi-auto handgun and a clear bag containing crack cocaine. Bray is being held in the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Jail charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Crack Cocaine with intent to Distribute, and is being held on the outstanding warrants for Armed Robbery out of Greenville and Kidnapping out of LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia.” Sheriff Smith advised.
“I am very proud of all these law enforcement officers that were involved. We were able to run three separate operations simultaneously, safely and with great success. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley and I were both present and participated during operational briefings before the operations went down. I know that Mike is as proud of his guys as I am of mine along with the other agents and operatives that made this operation a great success. Getting one kilo of meth off the streets is great, but to get seven kilo’s off of the streets and the drug dealers in one operation is outstanding.
We got a dangerous fugitive off of our streets that was wanted for two years or more with the help of the U.S. Marshalls.” Sheriff Smith stated.
“Agencies involved in this operation include: Meriwether County Narcotics Unit, Patrol Deputies, K-9 Unit & Investigators, Narcotics Task Force, Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA’s Clandestine Lab Teams, U.S. Marshalls Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and K-9 Unit, Troup County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and K-9 Unit, and the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 Unit. Both the search warrant and fugitive arrest operation started in the early morning hours Tuesday, July 1st, and we completed it around 9 p.m. that same evening. So it was a long day, but one that was well worth it. This matter is still under investigation.” Smith advised.
“I am very appreciative to all of the agencies that assisted with bringing these operations to a successful conclusion and I hope that I did not leave anyone out.” Sheriff Smith stated.