Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrest man with $50,000 in drugs


Sandersville, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a news release from Washington County Sheriff Thomas H. Smith, the Georgia State Patrol stopped a vehicle with drugs in Sandersville, Georgia.

Authorities say the incident happened on June 14th when 50-year-old Christopher Bianco failed to stay in his lane on Hwy 24.  

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Officers say that they searched the vehicle and found approximately 14 pounds of marijuana. Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Ocmulgee Drug Task Force, and Department of Corrections K-9 Unit arrested Bianco and confiscated the drugs.

Authorities charged him with Failure to Maintain Lane and Trafficking Marijuana. Additional charges are possible.

The drugs had a street value of over $50,000.00 according to the news release.

Washington County Sheriff Thomas H. Smith
Drugs with street value of over $50,000.00.