One Americus Man Arrested Following a Drug Investigation in Sumter County, GA

Published 9:29 am Thursday, January 11, 2024

Press Release:

Sumter County, GA (January 10, 2024) – The GBI has arrested and charged Juan Antonious Boone, age 35, of Americus, GA, following a joint, month-long drug investigation by the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Americus Police Department.

On Monday, January 8, 2024, Boone was charged with the following:
Probation violation
Two counts of theft by receiving stolen property
Three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
Two counts of trafficking cocaine
One count of trafficking methamphetamine
Aggravated assault against a police officer
On January 8, 2024, Americus Police Department officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Boone to arrest him for an outstanding warrant. During the traffic stop, Boone initially tried to drive away in his vehicle to avoid arrest. He then tried to run, but Americus Police Department officers were able to successfully apprehend Boone after he attempted to run.

Police recovered a little less than 3,000 grams of suspected marijuana, 120 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 165 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 200 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 2 grams of suspected fentanyl, 3 handguns, and over $12,400.

Boone is currently booked at the Sumter County Jail.

Multiple agencies conducted this investigation to make an impact on the current street level drug distribution within Sumter County and promote a safer place for productive citizens.

The Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Americus Police Department need your help. If you have information related to drug activity, you are encouraged to call 912-685-5345. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

The GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office is in Albany, Georgia and services 42 counties in Southwest Georgia. The office is a collaborative effort amongst the GBI, the Albany Police Department, the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, the Dougherty County Police Department, the Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office, the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office, the Americus Police Department, and the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and is partially funded with Byrne/JAG grant funds.

Jade Hensel
Public Affairs Specialist
Office of Public & Governmental Affairs
Georgia Bureau of Investigation