Drugs to remain cops' top target

  • Drugs will continue to be a priority for the city and county law enforcement.
    Drugs will continue to be a priority for the city and county law enforcement.
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City and county law enforcement are hoping for a safe, quiet 2020, but say they will continue to make combating illicit drugs a priority in the new year.
Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland and Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis agree that stopping illegal drugs like methamphetamine, crack, misused prescription pills and heroin are targets of their departments this year, as they have been in recent years as well.
Cleveland hopes for a slower, more peaceful year overall in the county, but he knows that most likely won’t be the case after a busy year for the department in 2019 in which they seized more than 60-lbs of methamphetamine out of the county.
“The drug team is still after the drugs and other deputies are doing road checks trying to curb the accidents involving DUI’s,” Cleveland said.
In the city, police officers worked many drug cases last year involving crack, meth, pills and even busted a one-stop-shop for booze and drugs in February. Now, officials say they will continue to target drugs in Hartwell.

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