Couple reportedly caught with quarter pound of crystal meth at convenience store


The Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office knew they were on the way from Milledgeville.

When Matthew Scott Cameron, 48, and Annie Caroline Collins, 21, pulled into the Lakeside Mart in Ivey on Aug. 2, that's when the WCSO  moved in. Their vehicle was searched, and the couple ultimately was arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

All totaled, each was charged with one count each of trafficking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

Cameron and Collins were both listed with Milledgeville addresses.
Recovered was 180.8 grams of crystal meth and two handguns – a Smith & Wesson .380 and a Glock 35 – according to Investigator Rod Chatman with the WCSO. 

"It's the biggest bust that we've executed in a while," Chatman said. "You'd have to go back to 2020.:


The WCSO "received a tip from someone that Mr. Cameron and Ms. Collins were coming from Milledgeville to Wilkinson County trying to distribute drugs," according to Chatman. 

Lt. Lee Greene, knowing that Cameron already had an outstanding warrant, spotted the vehicle in the convenience store parking lot and moved in. The Aug. 2 bust resulted in Camerson and Collins being arrested without incident.

The couple was indicted two weeks later by a Wilkinson County grand jury. Cameron appears to be facing an uphill legal battle. At the time of his arrest earlier the month, he already was out on bond following a 2020 arrest for drug trafficking and firearms charges in Wilco. Camerson was indicted following the 2020 arrest in the summer of 2021, but Cameron then dropped his lawyer, Carl Cansino, and the case became bogged down.

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