SAVANNAH — A man who was wanted in Liberty County was one of two men arrested Thursday morning after the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team seized guns and drugs from a Savannah hotel, according to a news release.
Shortly after 10 a.m., CNT agents arrested Terrance “Playa Slim” Scott, 39, of Savannah, and Curtis Singleton, 26, of Lithonia.
Singleton was charged with a felony weapon offense and misdemeanor drug violation. Scott, who also was wanted in Liberty and Twiggs counties, was charged with numerous felonies, including criminal attempt sale of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and removal or attempted removal of a weapon from a public official.
Both men were arrested at the Econo Lodge, 7500 Abercorn St., following an operation in which Scott was going to sell cocaine to an undercover CNT agent, the news release says.
Before the sale occurred, agents saw Singleton arrive at the hotel, put a firearm in his waistband and purchase marijuana from Scott, CNT said.
As agents tried to make contact with Scott, he tried to grab a gun from one of the agents, according to CNT.
Scott was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody, CNT said. Singleton was also taken into custody.
Two firearms and controlled substances were seized during the operation. One of the firearms was equipped with a laser.
Scott has an extensive criminal history in Chatham County and was on probation at the time of this arrest, CNT said. He had two outstanding warrants in Chatham County in addition to being wanted in Liberty and Twiggs, according to the news release.
Both men were taken to the Chatham County Detention Center and are expected to be arraigned Friday in the Recorder’s Court of Chatham County.
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Unit assisted in the arrest.