Three men were arrested after police searched a home and vehicles late Friday night.

Watkinsville police searched an apartment in the 100 block of VFW Drive and said they were able to arrest one man who is a direct supplier of methamphetamine.

Stanton Harris Sears, 41, of Watkinsville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intention to sell or distribute, and with the possession of drug-related objects. He was held without bond in the Oconee County Jail.

Michael Bradley Boulware, 20, and 52-year-old Donald Fitzgerald Copeland, both of Monroe, were charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine.

Boulware was being held on $7,500 bond. Copeland’s bond was set at $5,000.

In searching the home, police found bagged and precut meth and additional substances that will be sent to a state crime lab for identification, along with drug-related items and paraphernalia.

“WPD officers will continue working to combat the complex and sophisticated ways people manufacture and distribute drugs,” Chief Shannon D. Brock said in a statement.

Although Watkinsville police said Boulware lived in Monroe, Oconee County Jail records showed him with a Woodruff, South Carolina, address.

The arrests came five days after police arrested an Athens teen on charges of robbery and assault in connection with the shooting of a man in the same neighborhood.

Cameron Bellamy, 16, was arrested early on the morning of Nov. 15 after two people were shot during an armed robbery attempt at a VFW Drive home.

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