BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Three people are facing charges after the Burke County Sheriff's Office carried out a search warrant on Saturday.
Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said the Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division worked closely with the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a search warrant on the 4000 block of Quaker Road.
Three people were taken into custody with various charges pending to include but not limited to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, at least one stolen handgun, guns with altered or removed serial numbers, a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and poaching deer.
51 year-old Lester Woodard was arrested on an initial charge of possession of methamphetamine, 44 year-old Michelle Quick was arrested on an initial charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and 59 year-old Michael Oglesby was arrested on an initial charges of possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of a law enforcement Officer. DNR Officers, Narcotics Officers, Crime Suppression Team Members and Road Patrol Deputies all assisted with the search warrant.
The Sheriff's Office says this is still an ongoing investigation due to weapons with altered or removed serial numbers, trailers and an RV Camper on the property without VIN numbers and/or tag numbers that didn't match registration information.
"We are blessed to have great DNR Officers in our county that care deeply about the safety and welfare of our local citizens. Working closely with our partners in DNR, our Narcotics Investigators were able to remove dangerous drugs from our streets as well as stolen weapons, altered weapons, and get weapons out of the hands of criminals and a convicted felon. Additionally, we hope to return any located stolen items to their rightful owners," stated Chief Blanchard on behalf of the Sheriff's Office.