THOMASVILLE -- Four local people charged with drug offenses in Thomas County late last year have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

More indictments are being sought at the federal level on two of the suspects.

Those indicted are Gregory Joel Draughon, 30, 102 Winterwood Court; Jennifer Johnson, 28, 373 Harper Road, Cairo; Clifton Vickers, 30, 1320 Attapulgus/Whigham Road, Whigham; and Jeffrey Lee Morrell, 26, 2195 Ga. 111, Lot 25, Cairo.

The suspects were indicted on methamphetamine charges in a case worked by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Draughon and Vickers, who are convicted felons, were in possession of firearms when they were arrested, said Guy Winkelmann, commander of the Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is in the process of seeking indictments on Draughon and Vickers in connection with the weapons, Winkelmann said.

The narcotics/vice division executed a search warrant Dec. 2, 2002, at the Draughon residence.

"We found a full meth lab, all the ingredients, directions on how to cook meth," Winkelmann explained. Agents also found "finished product," he added.

The commander said an investigation into the meth operation showed Morrell played a role in cooking and selling the drug.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 220.

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