Five people are in custody and a large amount of marijuana, cocaine, and weapons were seized following an investigation by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).
The CNT executed a search warrant at 206 West Street on the Westside. Seized during this operation were 4.5 pounds of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine, two handguns, an SKS assault style rifle, and $1,079 in cash.
Supporting the CNT during this operation were members of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, to include the SWAT team, and aviation assets.
This search warrant is the result of a short term investigation concentrating on drug sales activities in the West Savannah neighborhood, targeting know drug houses and individuals identified as marketers of illicit narcotics in the community.
Arrested during today's operation were 23 year old Calvin Gregory Russell, who was charged with Possession of Marijuana w/Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Obstruction. Russell also had three warrants through the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department to include Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Also arrested were 24 year old James Johnson who was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine w/Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Obstruction, 19 year old Treishawn Robinson, 22 year old Arkeem Anthony, and 28 year old Isadore Johnson, all charged with Possession of Marijuana w/Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.
• A man and woman have each been arrested after police interrupted a burglary in unincorporated Chatham County and "followed a getaway car until it crashed Wednesday afternoon," police say.
Arlecha Mycole Dickerson, 19, and Devone Marquell Osborne, 21, both of Stark Avenue, were arrested after foot pursuits following the burglary at a house on the 2100 block of Washington Street, off Skidaway Road.
Dickerson was charged with fleeing to elude police, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, burglary and disorderly conduct. Osborne also was charged with burglary and then was transported to Garden City where Garden City Police Department detectives already had warrants for aggravated assault issued against him.
Dickerson and Osborne were seen leaving the residence about 12:15 p.m. when officers approached the house on Washington Street. "Osborne ran on foot, jumping a fence along the way," police say.
Dickerson drove away in a gray 2006 Honda Accord. It crashed on Jasmine Avenue, "slamming into a utility pole that toppled, pulling wires to the ground with it. She was captured about 30 yards away."
An officer noticed Osborne walking in the Norwood Plaza shopping center and followed him into a courtyard area between two restaurants where he was taken into custody.
Detectives continue to examine similarities to other burglaries reported in the area the past few days.
Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020.