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o Lawmen Cracking Dc Drive -Details, 2,4 n ll II Th PRSRT STD AUTO U S. POSTAGE PAID HCKANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Sen00g the Hogansville-Grantville Area Sim:e 1944 1 iOi__ 59, NO. 52 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, DEC. 26, 2002 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 4 Jailed for Dol00, Gambling Sheriff's Department Raid ! HE CAME, HE SAW, HE CONQUERED VlLLE- Crocker P.T.O. presented a Christmas program recent- ly and Santa happened to drop by. The children chatted with him and had their pictures made with Santa. Top i Photo: Sitting in Santa's lap is Kayla Bailey at the program. 00170 EnjoyAnnual Kent Yule Party iBy BRYAN GETER :! Moe than 70 members of the Robert Louie i and Odessa Kent family met at the Corinth United Methodist Church Saturday, December 14 for !their annual Christmas Party.- Seven of Mrs. Kent's ten children were pres- 3 " Rose Bone, a daughter, came the furtherest ":hs she came from Walton County. Other children present were Skeet Kent, iMary Gladney, LeRoy Kent, Agnes Driessens, lPeggy Seymour and Jack Kent. !i Barbara Cargill of Colorado, Bonnie Morgan Arizona and Katherine Christian of Alabama not present. The children along with the grandchildren great-grandchildren enjoyed the gospel by the Highlanders from MountAUe. Afterwards, the tables were filled with turkey dressing plus ham prepared by the All enjoyed the vegetables, bread and provided by-other family members. After all were filled, everytme joined in the of the Christmas gifts. Granny Kent, 87, seemed to enjoy the event :the most and was thankful to the Good Lord for fiber health and strength. " photos, aA .=,, IT W/ GOOD - Utile ren , nine month old great g emr_ rj M_o  watches.licks her fingers of some good Follows Two-M0nth Probe By BRYAN GETER Troup County Sheriff's Department arrested 14 peo- ple Monday night on Btxrr, Elm and Ware Streets in Hogansville for drug and gambling charges. Troup County Sheriff Donny qarner said county drug agents had spent more than two months making undercover buys in Hogansville. Turner said his depart- ment has beerl so busy with methamphetamines lately that they haven't had time to deal with the street sale of drugs. "When many complaitats came from the housing proj- ect area," he said, "we had to do something." The raids began around 9 p.m. Agents found seven peo- ple playing cards for money in a back bedt'oom at the res- ident of Billy Ray Rutledge, 36, of 106 Boozer Street. More than $4,700 in cash wa s seized along withcards, untaxed liquor d suspe, ed cocaine and marijuana. Rutledge, six other gam- blers and two other people were taken into custody. Arrested were: Billy Ray Rutledge, 36, of Boozer Street- five counts of selling cocaine; one count each of keeping a gambling place, possession of untaxed liquor and gambling. Charlie lee Boyd, 46, of Elm Street - three counts of selling cocaine and one count each of possession of cocaine with the intent to dtribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and gam- bffng. Agents said Boyd was found with 25 rocks of sus- pected crack cocaine and 22 bags of suspected marijuana at the time he was arrestect At his residence, about one ounce of suspected mar- ijuana, two large $100 rocks and five smaller rocks of sus- pected crack cocaine were seized. Charles Edwaxd Cameron, 45, of Ware Street four counts of selling cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to dis- tribute and gambling. Cameron allegedly had three rocks of suspected crack on him when apprehended, deputed stated. Nathaniel Evans, 47, of Hightower Road - once count of possession of cocaine. Deputies said Evans had two' suspected crack pipes in his possession when agents raid- ed the house. Emma Lou Glanton, 40, of Boozer Street - one count each of selling cocaine and possession of cocaine. Drug agents found two suspected crack pipes on her. Larry Donnell Cotton, . Sr., 37, of Boyd Road - gam- bling. Michael Antonio Hardaway, 24, of Ware Street - gambling. * Mario Kavinique Blk, 18, Hearthstone Drive in LaGrange - gam- bling. Charles Jantavious Sanders, 22,,of Ware Street - gambling. ?! Allison Demetrius Beasley, 24, of 128 Ware Street - selling cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Deputies said sev- eral undercover cocaine buys were made from Beasley's residence over the course of the operation. A amount of suspected mari ju&n_a was seized was seized on Monday night. Willie Henry Reeves, Jr., 40, - one count of selling cocaine. Jamichael Jerome Norman, 20, two counts of selling cocaine and one count of giving false name to an officer. Roderick Raymond King, 22, three count of sell- ing cocaine. Carlos Demond Cameron, 26, one count of selling e. Followup Results In 2 More Arrests By JOHN KUYKJENDALL After arresting 14 people in a drug sting operation last week, the Troup County Sheriff's Department arrest- ed two more Hogansville men on Wednesday, December 18. Sgt. Rick White, of the Troup County Sheriff's Department, and other deputies executed arrest Warrants at two Hogansadlle homes on Wednesday. Roma Lee Banks was taken into custody on Ware Street, the scene of a recent drug raid which occurred on Monday, December 16. Banks was arrested on outstanding warrants for seven counts of sale of sus- pected cocaine in the Hogausville are According to Sgt. White, undercover agents pur- chased drugs from Banks on the following dates and counts: October 30 (one count); November 2 (three counts); November 22 (two counts) and November 23 (1 count). According to Sgt. White, approximately 30 minutes after Banks was taken into custody, Santron Burden was arrested at the same resi- dence on Ware Street. Burden was also arrest- ed on outstanding warrants for four counts of sale of sus- pected coeaine and two counts of sale of suspected marijuana in the Hogansville area. According to Sgt. White, undercover agents pur- chased drugs from BAn__A on the following dates and counts: October 21 (one co,.mt); October 30 (one coun- ty); November 2 (one count) and November 23 (three counts).