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FBI pops Spalding firefighters for tipping drug suspects to raids; arrestees named

Two Spalding County firefighters have been arrested by the FBI and sources report the two were tipping drug dealers to pending narcotics raids. UPDATE: Those arrested have been identified. UPDATE 2: All arrestees in the drug raids have been identified and the list includes persons from Lamar and Pike counties. Bill Taylor of WKEU reports one suspect was arrested this morning at a fire station and the other at his home. They face a preliminary hearing in federal court in Atlanta at 2 p.m. today. One is apparently a battalion chief. Spalding sheriff Wendell Beam confirmed the arrests and is preparing a news release. UPDATE: Battalion Chief Tyrone Coggins and Firefighter Michael Owens are being placed on Investigatory Suspension with pay pending additional information pursuant to the Spalding County Personnel Policy. UPDATE 2: June 16, 2014 NEWS RELEASE Sheriff Wendell Beam Reports: On Monday, June 16, 2014, an undercover drug investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division came to a conclusion. During the investigation the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Griffin Police Department, The Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), of Atlanta. The investigation concentrated on the illegal use and sales of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. As a result of the investigation over 60 people have been arrested (listed below). As a result of the investigation two members of the Spalding County Fire Department were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Dwayne Tyrone Coggins, Age 47, of 122 Rockbridge Loop, Griffin, GA and Michael Owens, Age 37, of 419 Palace St., Griffin, GA were arrested on June 16, 2014. Both were transported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office in Atlanta, and later transferred to the U.S. Marshall’s Office. Both were charged with (1) Conspiracy/Using a Communication Facility in Facilitating the Commission of a Felony Offense, (2) Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute. ‘¢ Alex Blessitt, Age 23, of 113 Oak Ave., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Anthony Roussaw, Age 50, of 11 Washington St, Barnesville, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Antonio Mitchell, Age 21, of 404 N 5th St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Ashley Royals , Age 31, of 117 Liberty Cir., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Purchase of Marijuana, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Barbara Evans , Age 27, of 615 Northside Dr Apt F3., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Brandon Gaston, Age 28, of 335 Dale Dr., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy to Possession Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Breneka Barkley, Age 28, of 145 Callie Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Brian Rainey, Age 25, of 301 Tomichichi Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Party to a Crime ‘¢ Bruce Evans, Age 39, of 560 Lakewood Ave., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Chad Pless, Age 36, of 732 Ray St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Charles Redding, Age 33, of 818 Scales St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy, Unlawful use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Clifford Jester, Age 28, of 615 Northside Dr Apt 2D., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Possession Marijuana, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Corey Willis, Age 45, of 1616 N Hill St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Cortez Compton, Age 29, Homeless ‘¢ Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Conspiracy ‘¢ Courtney Jester, Age 24, of 1216 ‘“A Ellis Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Conspiracy ‘¢ Daniel Hebert , Age 41, of 190 Kilgore Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Danny White, Age 39, of 112 Blanton Ave., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Danny Wyatt, Age 57, of 1233 Herndon St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ David Riordan, Age 49, of 1511 Crestwood Dr., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Purchase of Cocaine ‘¢ Derrick Durr, Age 47, of 160 Wilder Way, Williamson, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Ditarian Robinson, Age 33, of 556 N 9th St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Conspiracy ‘¢ Don Evans, Age 41, of 328 N 2nd St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Ebony Floyd, Age 26, of 330 W. Quilly St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Edison Byers, Age 32, of 112 Blanton Ave., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Elijah Stephens, Age 34, of 1616 N Hill St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Elise Rhymes, age 24, of 113 E McIntosh Cir., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Possession Cocaine, Possession Schedule III Controlled Substance ‘¢ Faye Wommack, Age 47, of 705 E Taylor St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ George Middlebrooks, Age 32, of 2340 Mariland Dr., McDonough, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Harold Hood, Age 55, of 1616 N Expressway, Room 215., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Possession Cocaine, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Holley Skinner, Age 41, of 1660 Rehoboth Church Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy ‘¢ Howard Watson, Age 33, of 180 Rosewood Dr., McDonough, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Jamarcus Smith, Age 29, of 1103 George Cir., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Jeffrey Taylor, Age 41, of 503 Hallyburton St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Possession Cocaine, Possession Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Possession Drug Related Objects ‘¢ Jonathan Marshall, Age 20, of 1427 Jackson St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Joshua Brewer, Age 33, of 17 Beaver Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Joshua Stephens, Age 31, of 113 E McIntosh Cir., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Possession Cocaine, Trafficking Cocaine, Possession Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, Possession Schedule III Controlled Substance ‘¢ Justin Davis, Age 32, of 275 Lakeview Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Kelly Moore, Age 43, of 1916 Cabriolet Trl., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Kevin Fambro, Age 41, of 1336 S Lee St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Kindley Coggins, Age 31, of 145 Callie Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Kizzy Walker, Age 35, of 173 Whitehead Rd, Flovilla, GA ‘¢ Purchase of Cocaine Party to a Crime ‘¢ Mario Starks, Age 34, of 805 N. Ave. Apt. N., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Mary Brooks, Age 40, of 190 Kilgore Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Meshon Moore, Age 22, of 615 Northside Dr., Apt 2D., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Possession Marijuana, Possession Marijuana With Intent to Distribute ‘¢ Nicholas Creswell, Age 26, of 7 Terracedale Ct., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Quintavia Mayes, Age 19, of 125 Callie Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Possession Marijuana less oz. ‘¢ Rendrick Daniel, Age 42, of 1089 Jackson Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Rex Walker, Age 32, of 1414 Posey St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Ritchard Hatchett, Age 49, of 109 Rehoboth Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Roger Sullivan, Age 22, of 116 Clayton English Dr., Forsyth, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Shakari Barkley, Age 21, of 125 Callie Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Possession Marijuana ‘¢ Sharon Walker, Age 45, of 800 E McIntosh Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Sheilva Sutton, Age 32, of 307 E Quilly St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Sherman Vaughn, Age 50, of 100 Dundee Lake Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Telisa Coggins, Age 52, of 805 Johnson St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Tito Taylor, Age 30, of 118 Mixon St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Trayon Savage, Age 27, of 103 Whitney Ln., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Conspiracy, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Wilbur Brown, Age 28, of 1216-A Ellis Rd., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device, Possession Cocaine, Possession Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, Trafficking Cocaine ‘¢ William Evans, Age 35, of 427 N 8th St., Griffin, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device ‘¢ Willie White, Age 48, of 220 Perdue Rd, Barnesville, GA ‘¢ Violation of GA Rico, Unlawful Use of Telecommunication Device

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