Drugs, guns found during man's arrest (Jan. 29, 2010)
Narcotics agents with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and Conyers Police Department recently made three arrests, wrapping up two undercover investigations into suspected methamphetamine dealers.
Monday morning, around 5 a.m., SWAT team members served a search warrant at the Ramada Inn room on Dogwood Drive where Kelby Lee Thomas, 37, was living. They encountered Thomas, who gave no resistance, and reportedly found 6 grams of methamphetamines, a .45 caliber handgun, and cash. Other people were also reportedly in the room but not charged.
The Covington native reportedly had been the subject of a month-long undercover investigation where he had sold drugs to undercover agents at least two times.
Thomas was charged with sale of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamines, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was booked into the Rockdale County jail.
In a separate investigation, a Conyers man arrested for drug dealing last year and released on probation was arrested again for selling methamphetamines from the same home.
Grady Wilcox, Jr., 44, of Princess Drive the Lakeview Estates neighborhood, was charged with sale of methamphetamines.
James Maraao Dellemonache, 48, of Crossland Drive, was also charged with the sale of methamphetamines.
Over several weeks, the two men had reportedly sold drugs to undercover agents. The narcotics unit served a search warrant on Aug. 26 and round a gram of methamphetamines along with a .22 caliber handgun.
Wilcox had been arrested last January at the same location and had been then charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, theft by receiving, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He was sentenced in May 2011 by Judge David Irwin to two years, which was reduced to the time Wilcox had already served, which was a year an a half.