AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A Richmond County Narcotics Investigator says deputies found one to one and a half ounces of meth at 1933 Heckle Street Saturday morning. The discovery was made after an informant led deputies to the house. The house had been under watch for three months and was condemned that same day.
Mitchell Pelham, Nancy Wood, and James Tedder were all arrested and charged with manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.
Katrina Chavis moved onto Heckle Street Saturday afternoon, and after living in Harrisburg her whole life, she says the drug issue has gotten worse.
"I thought I was moving to a better area than what I was living at before because I have a five-year-old and a six-year-old child," she says.
With two kids of her own and several more living on Heckle Street, Chavis says hearing that this type of activity went on so close to her house is unsettling.
"It makes me very, very nervous because any kid can get ahold of the chemicals and kill themselves with it," says Chavis.
She feels the drug problem in the area is growing and changing in the types of drugs people are buying.
"The drug issue is no longer just heroin and crack, those are no longer just the main issues. The biggest issue of all is meth because it's so easy to make it so cheap," she says.
But she's glad authorities are cracking down on offenders in the area.
"It shows me the cops are doing what they need to do to bust them, to get them out of Harrisburg," she says.
This is an ongoing investigation and we'll continue to update you as we learn more of the details.