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June 24--  A Toombs County grand jury has indicted seven people apprehended during a drug and gang raid in Vidalia.

Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman says he reconvened the grand jury five days after the raid to keep local streets safe, "Because of the intense investigation which had taken place, we wanted to make a point on behalf of the citizens of Toombs County to get these individuals indicted quickly.  Also, we did not want them to have the opportunity to get back on the street again with bonds or anything like that.  We want to make sure we could protect the citizens of Toombs County.  They will have bond hearings later on, but our position will be to oppose bond for individuals in these cases."

The District Attorney says two of the people charged were already in custody at the time of the raid for probation violations.  He says he will seek indictments against Andre Jackson and Deltinaud Toussaint later.

"They'll subsequently have a probation revocation hearing based on events which took place the day of the raid.  We're expecting additional individuals to be arrested and other charges coming forward as well," Altman said.

Meanwhile, the DA expects those arrested will also face federal charges, "The investigation is ongoing.  As we identify other people, they will be arrested and it's my expectation that federal grand jury will hear the facts and indictments will be handed down there."

Those indicted are:

Stacy Tobler for trafficking in Ecstasy, Cocaine and Methamphetamine.

Alonzo Roberts, Jr. for trafficking in Ecstasy and Cocaine, possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute and theft by receiving stolen property (firearm).

Laporshia Canty and Ozell Johnson for trafficking in Ecstasy, Cocaine and Methamphetamine, possession of Heroin with intent to distribute, criminal use of a Glock 9mm pistol with a removed serial number.

Frederick Cooper, Roderick Johnson and Lanard Wallace for possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute.

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