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Joint Operation Leads to the Largest Cash Seizure in CNT History

In the late months of 2016, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD), to investigate an organization suspected of trafficking drugs throughout Chatham County. This joint operation was conducted for more than 12 months, utilizing multiple investigative techniques, and led to identifying key members within the organization. On March 22nd, 2017, the joint investigation led to multiple arrests, drugs and a cash seizure of approximately $400,000, making this the largest cash seizure in CNT history.

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Suspected pusher busted

A Liberty County drug dog unit discovered narcotics during a traffic stop on Monday in Hinesville that was enough to warrant six distribution charges, according to Liberty County Sheriffs Office Maj. Jeff Hein.

March 29, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All suspects are considered innocent until convicted.

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 22

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man gets life for death of aspiring Macon rapper

The man convicted of killing aspiring Macon-area rapper Markese "Pain City" Mahone was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Bond set for man accused of killing teen

The man accused of killing teen Clyde Austin Weeks was in court Monday for a bond hearing.

March 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Reward upped for info on Long crimes

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people targeting the elderly in Long County has increased from $700 to $4,000.

March 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


'Hatchet man' back in court this week

The man who earned the nickname the Hatchet Man for attacking a woman with a hatchet in 1996 is expected back in court Thursday, according to public records in the Long County Clerk of Courts office.

March 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Daughter tries to fight ex at mom's house

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RV fire backs up traffic on I-95

A recreation vehicle caught fire on Interstate 95 Wednesday afternoon, backing up traffic for several miles.

March 02, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter March 1

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Lane closure on Highway 84 this week

There is going to be a lane closure on Highway 84 near Bill Carter Road this week, according to the Georgia DOT.

February 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Nine arrested in alleged drug ring

An alleged drug ring at Woodwind North Apartments has been broken up and nine people arrested Thursday, according to a Hinesville Police news release.

February 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man wanted for Washington murder arrested in Hinesville

A man reportedly wanted for a murder in Tacoma, Washington was arrested Wednesday by Liberty County Sheriff's Department deputies after he was found at a Ruby Tuesday's in Hinesville.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Women uses mother's name during traffic stop

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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