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POSTED: February 16, 2009 10:33 a.m.
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On Jan. 9, an undercover operation led to the search of a home on Dunlevie where MACE agents seized this handgun, money and suspected narcotics.

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MACE agents conducted a four-month undercover investigation on a house on Dunlevie Road obtaining sufficient evidence to get a search warrant on Jan. 9 . As agents approached the house several people outside ran from the area, but a man taking a nap in his car parked behind the house was caught. The house belongs to Tom and James Blagmon who, according to MACE Commander Al Cato, are well known drug dealers in the area. They were not home when the warrant was served, but agents reportedly found tools of the crime, 30 grams of suspected marijuana, five grams of suspected crack cocaine, stolen handguns and $2,800 cash. Both men have since been arrested and face charges of tools of the crime, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. The man in the car, Donte Knight, is being charged with being a party to the crime.
Agents seized six cars, a handgun and they plan to file seizure on the property.
The arrests of the Blagmons led agents to Twin Oaks Trailer Park in Long County where agents found a modified 22-caliber rifle under a sofa and remnants of drug paraphernalia. Agents think the house was being used as a delivery and distribution site for drug deals. The trailer is registered to Dean Kelly, who has an outstanding failure to appear warrant. Agents are still searching for him.

Jan. 30
Long County deputies responded to a domestic dispute and arrested Adam Manning. Manning was featured on the Courier’s Web-site last month for failing to turn himself in on drug related charges.
 

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