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Long County makes two drug busts
1 Drug Arrest in Long Co for Sun 8-16
Deputies from the Long County Sheriffs Office stand with items seized in a recent drug bust on Wilkerson Road. From left, K-9 Deputy Tony Fowler, Cpl. Austin McGinn and deputies Levin Tomlinson and Jake Howard. - photo by Photo provided.

The Long County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony D. Cargill, 19, on Aug. 3 on several drug-related charges after discovering illegal drugs and other drug-related items at his home.

According to LCSO Detective Al Cato, after an investigation the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at Cargill’s residence on Wilkerson Drive. Cato said that during the search, deputies found prepackaged marijuana, assorted prescription medication, packaging materials, smoking devices, an erected inactive hydroponic-marijuana growth and other items associated with the sales and distribution of narcotics.

In addition, the search yielded a .22-caliber pistol.

Cato said the search warrant was obtained after citizens issued complaints and historical information was obtained in regards to the likelihood or a crime being committed.

Cargill was charged with possession of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of tools of the crime, possession of a Schedule IV narcotic, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Cargill appeared in the magistrate court on the day of his arrest and a bond of $6,000 was set. Cato said Cargill was released until his court date after a property bond was posted on his behalf.

Cato said that in an older case, Danny Rittenberry, 32, recently was arrested and charged with several drug-related charges after a search was conducted at his home on Barrett Cemetery Road. Cato said that during the search on May 8, deputies seized ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine as well as a methamphetamine lab in Rittenberry’s bedroom.

The detective said Rittenberry was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of tools or objects used in the production of methamphetamine. Cato said Rittenberry remains incarcerated and faces additional charges for violating his probation.

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