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Undercover operation nabs two alleged drug dealers
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Two alleged drug dealers have been temporarily taken off the streets after a month-long Rockdale County Sheriff's Office undercover investigation ended in their arrest on Nov. 20.

Lester Demond Lackey, 20, of Covington, was charged with one each of possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and sale of cocaine.

Ryan O'Neal Little, 28, of Covington, was charged with three counts of the sale of cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine.

The arrests wrapped up a month long investigation, which involved multiple undercover purchases of crack cocaine.

The RCSO Narcotics and Vice Unit had reportedly been watching the the residents of the apartment - particularly Lackey - for at least a month after receiving complaints about alleged drug activities at 2786 Country Court, Apartment C in Conyers.

On Nov. 18, deputies from the Narcotics and Vice Unit, along with backup units, served a search warrant at the apartment around 1 p.m.

Little and Lackey were inside at the time and reportedly tried to close the door in the officers' faces and deputies had to make a forced entry to the apartment.

After they were put into custody, deputies reportedly found a clear plastic bag containing crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana, along with two loaded handguns, ammunition for those handguns, and approximately $4,500 in cash.

Both individuals are currently being held at the Rockdale County Jail without bond.