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Attempted traffic stop leads to drug bust, 3 arrests in Burke Co.

Drugs, cash, and guns seized in Farmer's Bridge Cir. home (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office) Drugs, cash, and guns seized in Farmer's Bridge Cir. home (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
Jonathan Dorsey (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office) Jonathan Dorsey (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
Leslie Palmore (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office) Leslie Palmore (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
Marcie Reeves (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office) Marcie Reeves (source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

An attempted traffic stop Thursday evening led to the arrest of three suspected drug traffickers in Burke County.

In the evening hours of Thursday, May 10, a Hephzibah police officer was pursuing a man, later identified as Jonathan Dorsey, driving recklessly on a motorcycle. The officer followed him into Burke County, where deputies joined in the pursuit, which eventually led them to the man's home on the 2600 block of Farmer's Bridge Circle. When they arrested Dorsey, deputies realized that drugs were being sold out of the home.

Along with Hephzibah Police and the Department of Community Supervision, two other suspects were arrested inside the home: Marcie Reeves and Leslie Palmore, both convicted felons. Deputies and officers searched the home and seized 35.1 grams of marijuana; 137.3 grams of meth; 402.6 grams of possible MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly); marijuana plants being grown; $2,617.00 in cash; 7 firearms including one stolen out of Richmond County, and 5 scales.

All three suspects are facing charges.

Jonathan Dorsey

  • trafficking in methamphetamine
  • marijuana- purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale
  • possession of a firearm during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies
  • theft by receiving stolen firearm
  • manufacturing of marijuana

Marcie Reeves

  • trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, or methamphetamine
  • possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute
  • possession of a controlled substance
  • possession of firearm by convicted felon
  • theft by receiving stolen property
  • manufacturing of marijuana
  • possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies

Leslie Palmore

  • trafficking in methamphetamine
  • marijuana purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution
  • possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • possession of a firearm during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies
  • theft by receiving stolen property
  • manufacturing of marijuana 

Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard says, “Officer PJ Hambrick of the Hephzibah Police Department did an excellent job along with the Dispatchers who ensured he had quick back-up as he entered Burke County.  The excellent working relationships between the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Hephzibah P.D. along with the Department of Community Supervision helped to ensure these alleged armed drug dealers are off of our streets.”  “We will assign Lieutenant Ben Harman of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office who is a Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to ensure many of these charges are federally indicted.”

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