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Dirty Laundry in Soperton
Friday, 13 September 2013

September 23--  Authorities in Treutlen County are on the lookout for an alleged drug dealer whose drugs were sent to the cleaners.

Treutlen County Sheriff Tommy Corbin says the girlfriend of drug parolee DeMichael Renfro took his cargo shorts to Radford Cleaners in Soperton and in the pockets were cocaine and marijuana.

"She took them to the dry cleaners for the boyfriend and then they contacted a worker there and tried to get the worker to retrieve them.  The owner turned them over to the sheriff's office and we've made one arrest and we've still got one at large," the sheriff said.

Sheriff Corbin says about 18 bags of powdered coacine and less than an ounce of marijuana were found in the pants at the cleaners.

The employee who retrieved the drugs for the dealer, 49-year-old Shenita McKinney of Soperton, is charged with possession with intent to distribute.  

No charges have been filed against the girl who took the drug-laden laundry to the cleaners.

"I couldn't really charge the girlfriend.  She actually brought the clothes to the cleaners and put her clothes in her name and his clothes in his name.  When she came back to the cleaners she said  she had to retrieve 'an important item.'  I really couldn't actually say that she knew it was drugs.  I believe she knew, but I couldn't prove it," Sheriff Corbin said.  

 
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