2018-12-05 / Front Page

Two man arrested, three sought after drug busts


DAVID PAUL CADLE DAVID PAUL CADLE Two men are under arrest and three are being sought in connection to two unrelated drug busts which took place last week.

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Narcotics Division of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office executed a drug search warrant at the Quaker Road Drive residence of Lazarus Edward Carlyle (AKA Potbelly). The search was the result of an investigation which began in October after officers received a tip that crack cocaine was being sold from the residence.

According to a BCSO report, deputies found crack cocaine, marijuana and $6,083 in cash, which was seized as evidence.

Carlyle, and another man, Tavunte Jackson, are being held in the Burke County Detention Center and charged with felony possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

In an unrelated case, on Nov. 30 deputies executed a search warrant at 761 Perkins Mill Road in connection with a report of stolen equipment on the property. The officers recovered a 30’ Dutchmen travel trailer that had been stolen from a hunting club near Anderson Road in Burke County, and a John Deere generator which had been taken from the Seven Oaks Dairy Farm off Highway 23 earlier in the month.

JONATHAN BRAD ELLIOTT JONATHAN BRAD ELLIOTT While searching the property, the deputies discovered a “volatile and extremely dangerous active mobile meth lab” according to Burke County Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard. A specialized unit from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to neutralize the lab and make it safe for transport to a containment facility.

Law enforcement officials are looking for three white males, 45 year-old David Paul Cadle, 47 year-old Jonathan Brad Elliott and 47 year-old William Brundy Elliott. Cadle has been charged with two counts of theft by taking and warrants Brad Elliott for felony theft by receiving, felony manufacturing methamphetamine and felony trafficking methamphetamine. William Brundy Elliott is wanted for felony theft by receiving as well as for manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.

WILLIAM BRUNDY ELLIOTT WILLIAM BRUNDY ELLIOTT Sheriff Alfonzo Williams said this week, “We will continue our pro-active approach at removing drug dealers from our community. Drugs are the largest contributing factor to violent and property crimes, both of which have been reduced in Burke County by over 50 percent compared to the years 2015 and 2016. We are very thankful to the many citizens who continue to come forward anonymously in an effort to make Burke County safer and better for everyone.”

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