WARNER ROBINS -- An investigation into complaints of burglaries and other crimes that have plagued the Honey Ridge Plantation subdivision has resulted in 10 drug-related arrests at one home within the small subdivision.
All 10 people, including two teenagers, have been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after a raid last week on the home in the 100-block of Mauldon Court, according to a Warner Robins police news release.
The homeowner previously was cited for a disorderly house. The residence has been under investigation for the past several weeks, the release stated.
During Fridays raid, authorities recovered stolen property, weapons, weapon parts, property with altered serial numbers and gang paraphernalia, police said. Crack cocaine and marijuana were also recovered at the home.
Those charged include Warner Robins residents Montravius Radford, 19, Keyun Miller, 19, Dekeldrick Miller, 21, Willie Collier Jr., 20, Devantae Ellison, 19, and Dontrell Ellison, 20. Perry resident Darrow Collier Jr., 18, and Marshallville resident Dalvin Smith, 17, also were charged, along with two 16-year-old males with previous arrest histories, the release stated.
Radford, Keyun Miller, Dekeldrick Miller and Willie Collier also had prior arrest histories, according to the release.
Willie Collier and one of the juveniles also were charged with possession of marijuana, the release stated. Additional charges are expected.
Faced with a spike of crime in recent months, residents organized a Neighborhood Watch to push back.
Ernestine Petties was among those who joined the effort.
I think it was a good action, Petties said of the recent raid. Of course, no one wants to see that situation in their neighborhood, because it affects everybody.
Establishment of the Neighborhood Watch has gotten the word out that the neighborhood is not going to tolerate things like that, she said.
Jimmy Cunningham agreed.
Were doing our part and the police are doing their part, and, hopefully, all of us working with the police, we can get this neighborhood straightened back out, Cunningham said. I dont want to see nobody in trouble but you know, weve got to protect ourselves and our home.