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Huge meth bust nabs locals

A huge, multi-jurisdictional investigation into methamphetamine production and distribution has resulted in numerous arrest including those of alleged local drug dealers. Spalding Co. sheriff Wendell Beam disseminated this information late Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, beginning at 3:00 AM; 6 search warrants and 24 arrest warrants were executed in Griffin and Spalding County by members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, Patrol Division, Warrant Division, and the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigative Unit. The arrests were the result of a four month investigation into the illegal sale and use of Methamphetamine. The investigation spanned five states; Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama. Other agencies assisting in the multi-state investigation are: the Georgia State Patrol, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Offices in Atlanta, Georgia and South Carolina. As a result of the investigation the following items have been seized: ’¢ $76,000.00 cash ’¢ 13 cars/trucks ’¢ $50,000.00 in personal assets ’¢ 5 guns ’¢ 1 LB. Methamphetamine and numerous amounts of Methadone and Hydrocodone pills with a street value of $44,800.00 The search warrants were executed at the following locations: ’¢ 102 Blanton Road, Griffin, Georgia. The residence of Allison Aubrey, Jason Tarleton, Shanda Pitts, Eric Johnson, and Alexis Morgan. ’¢ 1514 Teakwood Drive, Griffin, Georgia. The residence of Howard and Jenna Long. ’¢ 128 Vineyard Road, Griffin, Georgia. The residence of Randy Howard, Rodney Howard, and Brandi Lamura. ’¢ 207 McKneely Road, Barnesville, Georgia. The residence of James Williamson, David Milligan, and Amanda Dutton. ’¢ 813 Swint Road, Griffin, Georgia. The residence of Tony Jones ’¢ 1408 Bowling Lane, Griffin, Georgia. A storage unit at USA Storage leased by Randy Howard. The following people were arrested: ’¢Tiffany N. Roberts W/F AGE 23 190 River Hill Rd Blacksboro, SC 29702 ‘¢ Trafficking Methamphetamine ‘¢ Possession of Firearm During Commission of Crime ‘¢ Possession of Marijuana less than 1oz ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Hoss Hicks W/M AGE 34 415 Townsel Rd Chesnee, SC 29323 ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Jessica Wilkes W/F AGE 28 109 Lake View Dr., Stockbridge, GA 30281 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Luis Bejarano Moran W/M AGE 21 2102 Waverly Pkwy Opelika, AL 36801 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ’¢Melissa Hardy W/F AGE 35 142 Wildwood Cir Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢ Lyndsay Thomas W/F AGE 31 340 Gresham Rd Zebulon, GA 30295 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢ Brandi Lamura W/F AGE 28 128 Vineyard Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of Telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Pending Violation of Parole ’¢ Joshua Jones W/M AGE 34 1833 Patterson Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Possession of Cocaine ‘¢ Possession of Schedule III narcotics (Hydrocodone) ’¢Charles W Martin W/M AGE 49 710 Concord Rd Concord, GA 30206 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢ Rodney Howard W/M AGE 47 128 Vineyard Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢James Williamson W/M AGE 47 207 McKneely Rd Barnesville, GA 30204 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute ‘¢ Possession of Firearm During Commission of Crime ‘¢ Possession of Firearm with Altered Identification ’¢Randy Howard W/M AGE 52 128 Vineyard Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Pending Violation of Parole ‘¢ Pending Grand Jury Indictment on the following: ‘¢ Trafficking Methamphetamine ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute ‘¢ Possession of Marijuana ‘¢ Possession of Firearm during Commission of Crime ‘¢ Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon ‘¢ Possession of Schedule I Narcotics ’¢Allison Aubrey W/F AGE 20 102 Blanton Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Tony Jones W/M AGE 42 813 Swint Rd, Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Possession of an item with Altered Identification (Enclosed Trailer) ’¢Howard C. Long W/M AGE 27 1514 Teakwood Dr Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine ‘¢ Possession of Schedule II Narcotic ‘¢ Possession of Schedule IV Narcotic ‘¢ Possession of Marijuana ‘¢ Possession of Firearm during Commission of Crime ’¢Oscar U. Alvarez W/M AGE 25 101 Veterans Pkwy Opelika, Alabama 36801 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Tiffany Long W/F AGE 31 112 Dobbins Mill Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Jenna Long W/F AGE 29 1514 Teakwood Dr Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine ‘¢ Possession of Schedule II Narcotic ‘¢ Possession of Schedule IV Narcotic ‘¢ Possession of Marijuana ’¢Jason B. Tarleton W/M AGE 19 102 Blanton Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Conspiracy to Purchase Narcotics ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ’¢Alexis Morgan W/F AGE 34 73 Bartlett Dr Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine ’¢Amanda Dutton W/F AGE 34 207 McKneely Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute ‘¢ Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon ’¢Shanda Pitts W/F AGE 38 102 Blanton Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Possession of Schedule III Narcotics ‘¢ Possession of Marijuana ’¢Eric Johnson W/M AGE 26 102 Blanton Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) ‘¢ Use of telecommunications device to facilitate a drug transaction ‘¢ Possession of Schedule III Narcotics ‘¢ Possession of Marijuana ’¢David Milligan W/M AGE 58 207 McKneely Rd Griffin, GA 30223 ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine ‘¢ Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute ‘¢ Possession of Firearm during Commission of Crime I want to thank District Attorney Scott Ballard and his staff for their assistance along with Griffin Police Chief Frank Strickland for his assistance, sheriff Beam said

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