The Hinesville Police Department (HPD) is keeping the City safe by taking illegal drugs and firearms off the street, according to a press release issued by the City March 29.
On March 10, HPD’s Narcotics and Crime Suppression Units arrested two individuals during a traffic stop. The individuals were arrested for trafficking cocaine and possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute. Approximately 2.3 ounces of cocaine, a quarter pound of marijuana, a firearm, and cash were seized during the stop. The two individuals were taken into custody, and a Liberty County Magistrate Judge denied their bond.
On March 23, HPD’s Narcotics and Crime Suppression Units took an individual into custody during a traffic stop. That individual had an outstanding warrant from another country. During a search of the individual, officers seized suspected crystal methamphetamine, MDMA (also known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly”), and marijuana. Charges are pending in this case. Two days later, on March 25, an operation lead by HPD’s Crime Suppression Unit resulted in the seizure of 1.3 pounds of marijuana, prescription medication, suspected THC oil, three firearms (one was reported stolen), tools to package narcotics and cash.
Two individuals were taken into custody during the operation. Additional charges and bond hearings are pending. Each of these incidents is on-going investigation, and additional charges are expected. “Illegal narcotics have a direct link to violent crime,” Captain William Oberlander, Commander of HPD’s Criminal Investigative Division, said. “HPD operations to counter illegal activities are always in motion.” If you see illegal activity, you are urged to report it by calling HPD at 912-368-8211.