1 arrested during drug raid

Published 8:03 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017


By Melanie Ruberti


One man remains behind bars in the Troup County Jail following a month long investigation of suspected illegal drug sales from a home in the 300 block of Hammett Road.

Lee Patterson was arrested by members of the LaGrange Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit on Friday about 5 p.m. as they served a search warrant for the home.

Investigators discovered baggies of suspected heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax bars and marijuana inside the residence, said Sgt. Mark Cavender, head of the SIU squad.

Officers also seized several weapons from the home as well.

Patterson was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of a schedule 4 narcotic, possession of MDMA (ecstasy), possession of marijuana and two counts for the sale of methamphetamine.

Patterson allegedly sold meth twice to an undercover informant during the month long investigation, Cavender said.

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