A Waycross man was taken into custody Friday when he was found in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine after Ware County detectives served an outstanding warrant on him at a motel in the 2000 block of Memorial Drive, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Billy Ray Bowen Jr., 34, of Cherokee Avenue, was arrested just before 10 p.m. and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine, said Royal.
Ware County detectives Sgt. Robert Weiss, James Cox and Tron Lewis were conducting surveillance at the motel where they believed to man to be. Royal said they approached the room and made contact with Bowen and took him into custody.
Inside the room, with a search warrant signed by Magistrate Charlie Brown, the detectives found a bag with 10 grams of methamphetamine, 56 clear bags, a spiral notebook with names, phone numbers and addresses of clients and drug related objects including a digital scale, said Royal.
Bowen was taken to the Ware County jail where he remained in custody this morning, Royal said.