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12/11/07- Rusk County

East Texas Drug Bust Lands Seven People In Jail

Tonight, 128 grams of cocaine, four pounds of marijuana, $3,000 in cash and seven men are in police custody. Kivie Barnes, Christopher Thomas, Marcus Griffith, and Lakeith Howard are all charged with possession of a controlled substance. Deputies say Lee Griffith was also arrested and charged with evading arrest. Deputies also arrested two other men in a separate drug bust. They found more than 4 pounds of marijuana in the mens vehicle. Rusk county sheriff deputies say these arrests are a warning to drug dealers that they mean business when it comes down to getting drugs off the streets. "We're watching you. If we get a clue we're going to work on you and we're not going to forget about you. We know drugs aren't going away and we're not either,"says  Rusk county sheriff Glen Deason. Deputies say the estimated total street value of all the drugs is more than ten-thousand dollars.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting lshockley@kltv.com

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