One person was taken into custody on Wednesday and officers with the Banks County Sheriff’s Office confiscated approximately 2.2 lbs. of suspected methamphetamine during a drug operation conducted Wednesday afternoon.
The operation, conducted around 3 p.m., started at a restaurant in the Banks Crossing area and moved to the area between Pritchett Tire and Boots Etc.
A second person fled the scene. Officers searched the area with K-9s, but were not able to locate this person.
BCSO chief deputy Shawn Wilson said two Hispanic males delivered the drugs and while one conducted the deal the other left the scene.
“We think he possibly had a cell phone and was able to call someone and he is out of the area,” Wilson said.
Wilson said at this time officers are working to obtain the identification of the male taken into custody and to check with ICE to see if he is a legal immigrant. Officers are also working to obtain the identity of the male who fled the scene.
When asked if the drugs were coming into Banks County or intended to go out to other areas, Wilson said, “All I can say is the drug is directly tied to this area.”