Thomasville Times Enterprise


November 2, 2012

Drug agents crack down on cocaine

THOMASVILLE —  Meigs man released from prison less than a year ago was arrested Thursday in a cocaine case.

Using undercover personnel, the Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division purchased cocaine from David Rauls Jr., also known as Jo Jo, 38.

“We were able to get this transaction on audio and video,” said Kevin Lee, narcotics/vice commander.

Shortly after the buy, agents attempted to stop Rauls, who was driving a small white car on North Stevens Street.

Lee said that as agents attempted to stop Rauls, he threw evidence out of a car window. The evidence was recovered by a narcotics agent.

Rauls is charged with sale of cocaine and violation of probation on a drug conviction.

The suspect told agents he was released from prison 10 months ago.

Also on Thursday, an employee of a Thomasville industry was arrested on cocaine charges soon after he left work.

Agents had learned Ben Bighams, 39, 2073 Janie Brooks St., Barwick, would have cocaine in his car for sale. Officers, including Thomas County Sheriff’s Office deputies, set up surveillance on the suspect’s vehicle in the employee parking lot.

See Saturday's edition for more details.

Text Only
factor x

Factor X Fitness will present the NPC Factor X Fitness Classic at Valdosta’s Mathis City Auditorium on June 7.

Local News

On a closed course, police officers train to maintain control of their vehicles in various simulated situations, such as off-road recovery.

Calendar of events
Local Sports
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter


Do you think Lois Lerner should be jailed for not cooperating with the House probe into IRS targeting of conservative political organizations?

     View Results
NDN Video