The Long County Sheriff’s Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.
LCSO Investigator Al Cato said Brandon Horstmeyer, 30, was arrested at his home in McIntosh County on March 6 and charged with two counts of selling marijuana. Cato said when Horstmeyer was arrested, authorities also confiscated more than $135,000 in cash and two cars, a 1970 GTO and a Ford Mustang, that had allegedly been purchased with drug money.
Cato said Horstmeyer had been suspected of selling drugs in Long County for some time and that an investigation was initiated with the assistance of the Darien Police Department, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia State Probation Office.
During the undercover investigation, Cato said authorities bought marijuana from Horstmeyer several times. At the time of Horstmeyer’s arrest he was on probation for previous charges, Cato said. LCSO Lt. Danny Dinkins spearheaded the operation.
On March 26, Cato said, deputies also confiscated 22 marijuana plants off Tovar Road in the Sand Hills community of Long County. He estimated the street value at more than $20,000. No one has been arrested. Cato asked anyone with information about who was growing the pot to call the LCSO at 545-2118.