40 people indicted in Houston County in alleged drug-ring bust

bpurser@macon.comMay 22, 2013 

PERRY -- Forty people have been indicted in connection with a major drug ring operating in Houston County.

Three of the 40 people are accused of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine -- including accused drug dealer Andrew Martin Holiday, 41, of Kathleen.

The other two indicted on the conspiracy charge include David Benjamin Baker, 31, of Kathleen, and Brittany Marie Baldwin, 22, of Centerville, according to the 54-page indictment.

Holiday also was indicted on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic drugs, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Baker also was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of narcotic drugs, theft by receiving stolen property and sale of methamphetamine.

Baldwin also was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Among those arrested was Frank Fountain, 37, of Kathleen. Fountain is a former Eastman Regional Youth Detention Center officer. He was charged with felony possession of marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.

Others arrested in the sting face a variety of different charges from felony possession of marijuana to trafficking methamphetamine.

The indictment follows a three-month investigation by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Warner Robins Police Department and Houston County District Attorney’s Office that culminated in January. Authorities held a joint news conference then, displaying marijuana plants, weapons, cash and pills seized.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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