BOSTON — After making undercover drug buys at two Boston residences for more than a month, narcotics agents were prepared to make an arrest on Oct. 1, but the person they were looking for was not at either address.

Later that night, the suspect, 44-year-old Abe Smith III, 338 Hickory Lane, Boston, surrendered at the Thomas County Jail and was charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (spice, synthetic marijuana) with intent to distribute and two counts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

Smith claimed ownership of contraband found at both residences, said Keith Drawdy, narcotics/vice assistant commander.

Simultaneously with executing a search warrant at the Hickory Lane residence, Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division agents executed a search warrant at 401 Railroad Circle in Boston.

Smith surrendered again Monday after agents took out warrants for his arrest when they discovered numerous drugs at the Railroad Circle residence.

Drawdy said Smith also is charged with trafficking in a Schedule I controlled substance (molly, a synthetic drug), manufacturing molly, manufacturing spice and cocaine possession.

A Schedule I substance is a drug for which there is no medical use.

Smith is back in jail awaiting another bond hearing. 


Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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