On October 10, 2019, at 08:20 a.m. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to 235 South Street, UPS, regarding an employee stealing packages.

Upon arrival, deputies were notified that 19-year-old Austin Wade Edwards, of Roberta, had been opening packages and taking the contents. It was determined that Edwards had opened eleven packages shipped from the VA Administration, containing Hydrocodone, and sold the contents.

Edwards was taken to the Bibb County Jail and charged with Theft by Taking and Possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. He is being held without bond at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.