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POSTED: November 15, 2010 4:42 p.m.
An Ellabell man was arrested Wednesday after Effingham County police officers caught him allegedly selling methamphetamine.
Randy Dwayne Cooper, 47, was arrested by Effingham County Sherriff’s Department and charged with six felonies all related to selling methamphetamine, according to a press release issued by the department. As of Friday morning, Copper was still being held at the Effingham County Jail.
Police stopped Cooper on Bluejay Road, near Sandhill Road in the unincorporated area of South Effingham County, after police believe they witnessed him selling methamphetamine to an undercover police officer, according to David Ehsanipoor, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department.  
Deputies found several bags of what is suspected to be methamphetamine in Cooper’s truck, along with pseudoephedrine, hypodermic needles, steroids and a knife. Deputies seized Cooper’s Ford F-150 following the arrest.
He was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, sale of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, unlawful use of communication facilities, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to the press release.
Effingham County has a full-time drug task force that is dedicated to eradicating methamphetamine from the county, among other actions. The police see a lot of those labs in the county, Ehsanipoor said.
“It’s fairly common in Effingham County,” he said.

 

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