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Police nab Tifton men in cocaine bust

Drugs valued at $150,000

Two Tifton men, traveling along I-75 in Henry County, have been caught with five kilograms of cocaine, police said.

When Henry County police stopped David Lee Rogers and Jamie Jamaul Brown, just south of Locust Grove, they found cocaine with an estimated street value of $150,000, inside the car, according to Henry County Sgt. Joey Smith.

“The officer [who stopped the pair] smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana,” said Sgt. Smith. He found the drugs during a vehicle search.”

Rogers, 37, and Brown, 29, appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin. Judge Godwin bound both cases over to Superior Court. Their cases have been set for March 27.

Rogers is charged with trafficking cocaine and giving a false name, address or birthday, to a law enforcement officer. “[Rogers] knowingly [had] in his possession approximately five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances act, during a traffic stop ...,” according to an arrest warrant in the case.

Brown is charged with trafficking cocaine. “[Brown] knowingly [had] in his possession ... cocaine in a quantity of 28 grams or more, in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances act. [Brown] did possess approximately five kilograms of cocaine during a traffic stop,” the arrest warrant stated.

“The drug case is ongoing,” said Sgt. Smith.

The two men remained in the Henry County Jail, without bond, at press time, Monday.