Located along the Georgia coast about halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville is McIntosh County, population 12,000. Deputies in this small county make around 600 drug-related arrests per year. At a drug arrest rate of 50 people per 1,000 citizens, McIntosh County law enforcement certainly would seem to have enough to do to keep their tiny department busy.
Despite the fact that McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office has their hands full shaking down motorists traveling through on I-95 for whatever cash and property they are able to seize as they pass through their fair county, that’s not enough for Sheriff Stephen Jessup, who this week placed an ad in the local newspaper encouraging drug dealers to snitch on their competition.
The ad, which was published in this week’s issue of The Darien News, offers a free service to drug dealers who are frustrated with their competitors.
A deputy told local media sources they have received a “few” reports on drug activity in the area as a result of the ad.