The Long County Sheriff’s Office made a big drug bust in the early morning hours of March 13. According to Sheriff Craig Nobles that Saturday around 12:02 a.m. Sgt. Austin McGinn, conducted a traffic investigation in the Tibet Community, near Nunnery Road. During this Investigation, a 2017 Lincoln Continental, owned by Andrew A. Pender, 23, of a Brunswick address was searched.
Pender was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of this Investigation where 14.07 ounces of methamphetamine, 17.58 ounces of marijuana, three firearms, and $2,021.00 of U.S. Currency were seized.
Anthony B. Jaudon, 23, of a Brunswick address, has been charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Certain Felonies. Preliminary investigative test results indicate that fentanyl was present in the methamphetamine compounds.
Other drug investigations conducted by the Sheriff's Office, as well as many other Law Enforcement Agencies, have discovered that fentanyl is frequently combined with illegal drug compositions, and during the production and distribution of other illicit drugs.
This incident remains open, and is under Investigation by the Long County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA. Additional criminal charges may be added at a later date.