• Nov. 12 MACE agents arrested Bethany Brewer, 21, for allegedly forging a prescription at a pharmacy to obtain a controlled substance, percocet. She faces one count of prescription forgery first degree.
Later that day, Cato said agents were called by the U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Squad in Savannah to assist with an arrest warrant for a Hinesville resident who lives on Deal Street.
William Michael Young was arrested without incident for one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes from a state warrant served through Chatham County.
Young was taken to the Liberty County Jail before he was picked up by the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
• Nov. 23
Cato said MACE agents apprehended a suspect who was wanted in connection with an earlier raid on a suspected Sudafed purchasing drug ring. Chris Popwell of Wayne County was arrested and was charged with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.
The charge stems from Popwell exceeding the legal monthly Sudafed purchase. Popwell was taken to the Liberty County Jail where his first appearance was held and bond was set.
• Nov. 4
Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Unit Commander Al Cato said his agents recently gave a drug awareness presentation at the Armed Services YMCA for the Joseph Martin prYme tYme program.
Agents spoke to a group of about 70 students about drug awareness and safety tips. They also answered questions and addressed concerns the students had. The attendees ranged from kindergarten-fifth grade.
Students were shown visual aids demonstrating the dangers and risks of drugs. McGruff the Crime Dog
also stopped by to meet students.
Later that day, MACE agents participated in a drug awareness presentation at Elim Baptist Church in Long County.
Agents spoke with two youth groups — fourth-sixth grades and seventh-11th grades — about drug awareness, the dangers of drug abuse and offered safety tips.