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Drug Deal Foiled, Three Arrested

Drug ArrestThree Russell County residents were arrested for methamphetamine possession Monday afternoon at the junction of Highways 281 and 18 in northern Russell County following a foiled drug deal.

According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, deputies received an anonymous report Monday afternoon that a drug deal was about to happen at the junction.

At 5 PM, Russell County Sheriff's Deputies responded and waited for two suspect vehicles to arrive. Deputies approached the vehicles and began a roadside investigation.

A Rooks County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit also responded and assisted during the investigation.

The investigation produced a quantity of methamphetamine and cash.

Cody Hower and Adam Hickman, both of Lucas, were placed under arrest for possession and distribution of meth. Rachelle Thacker of Russell was placed under arrest for possession of meth.

All three individuals were transported to the Russell County Sheriff's Office for booking and both suspect vehicles were impounded.

The investigation continues.

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