Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office reported a couple was arrested after they gave drugs to an inmate who was working at a local recycling center.

On September 21, 2021, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office received information that a male and female approached an inmate at a local recycling center and provided the inmate with an amount of Methamphetamine and Marijuana.

The inmate worker immediately took the contraband to his supervisor and provided a description of the suspects vehicle and tag number.

Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators, along with Bulloch patrol deputies and Bulloch K-9 units were able to locate the vehicle at a residence on Highway 80.

Timothy Burke and Hayleigh Croom were located inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a trafficking amount of Methamphetamine was recovered along with marijuana and schedule II, III and IV prescription narcotics.

Burke was also found to be on probation. A search of Burke’s residence was conducted where cocaine, marijuana and two firearms were recovered.

The couple arrested are being held in the Bulloch County Jail. Charges are detailed below.

Timothy Burke

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession and use of a drug related object
  • Possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Possession of schedule II, III and IV with intent to distribute
  • Sale/distribution of Methamphetamine and Marijuana

Hayleigh Croom

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of drug related objects

Sheriff Brown would like to continue to encourage citizens to contact the Crime Suppression Team with any complaints of drug activity that you may suspect. All complaints will remain anonymous and be investigated thoroughly.

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