Americus, GA (January 10, 2020) – On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the GBI Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the GBI Americus Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Americus Police Department, DEA, and ATF arrested Montravis Tyner, age 27, Ruby Tyner, age 62, and Bryant Tyner, age 32, on the following charges:

  • MONTRAVIS TYNER – One count of Sale/Distribution of Schedule II substance, one count possession with intent to distribute Schedule II substance, one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 
  • RUBY TYNER – one count possession of Schedule II substance. 
  • BRYANT TYNER – Failure to Appear for a Fingerprintable Offense.

The GBI SWRDEO received information that Montravis Tyner was selling cocaine in Americus, Georgia.  During the investigation, agents began purchasing cocaine from Tyner.  Throughout the investigation, numerous investigative acts led agents to develop probable cause for the issuance of a search and arrest warrant.

The investigation culminated with the search warrant at the home of Montravis Tyner located at 1243 Magnolia Street, Americus, Georgia.  During the search agents, located a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, $1711 in cash, and three firearms.  The firearms included a Browning 20-gauge shotgun, a SKS type rifle, and a Taurus semiautomatic handgun that had been reported stolen in 2018.

M. TYNER, R. TYNER, and B. TYNER were taken to the Sumter County Jail without incident.  This investigation is ongoing and will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office when complete.

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 Turner County Sheriff’s Office, and the Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office and is partially funded with Byrne/JAG grant funds.


Special Agent in Charge Joe Chesnut