On Friday, July 30, the Appling County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation which resulted in search warrants being executed simultaneously at 168 Dolphus Lane; 1325 Zoar Road; 1280 Ben Carter Road; and 1309 Zoar Road.

As a result of the searches, deputies seized six firearms, pounds of high-grade marijuana, numerous THC products (edibles and vapes), two vehicles and $25,045.00 in US Currency. Arrests included Dylan Charles Nazworth, 21, Jared Alan Fields, 34, Kylie Breanna Dykes, 28, Ulise Rubio, 21, Herman Russell Murray, 49, Kimberly Gray Sellers, 46, Kara Reagin Haddock, 18, and James Lewis Jones, 20. All are charged with multiple charges of Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

Sheriff Mark Melton reminds parents and citizens of Appling County that marijuana and ingestible items containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as THC) are illegal. This investigation revealed multiple individuals obtaining these products. In addition to being illegal, there are several safety concerns for people consuming THC edibles. Because of low quality assurance when producing these products, THC levels vary, and potency can be unknown. Additionally, an individual can experience delayed effects with a high potential for overdose. Other negative side effects or symptoms of ingesting high potent edibles are drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, anxiety, panic attacks, agitation, psychotic episodes, hallucinations, paranoia, impaired motor ability, respiratory depression and hearing problems. Some of the items recovered resembled chocolate chip cookies and chocolate candy bars.

Sheriff Melton would like to recognize and extend a thank you to Wayne County Sheriff Chuck Mosley and Jesup Police Chief Perry Morgan for their assistance providing resources that aided with completing these searches.