Kilogram of heroin, loaded weapon seized in Spalding County

5.3.16 Cervantes mug shotSTAFF REPORT :::

According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, an April 28 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a kilogram of heroin and a loaded handgun.

Beam said Eliseo Cervantes, of 32 Old Post Road, Jonesboro, was initially stopped for a traffic violation, and K9 Ludo allegedly alerted to the odor of drugs in his vehicle.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents of the SCSO Special Operations Unit located the heroin and weapon.

The street value of the heroin is in excess of $100,000.

Cervantes is being held in the Spalding County Jail. He has been charged with trafficking heroin, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and window tint violation.

Special Agent Josh Pitts and K9 Ludo recently returned to Spalding County following six weeks of intensive training and certification with Ludo at the Vohne Liche Kennel in Denver, In.

Ludo, the K9 most recently added to the SCSO, is trained in both patrol work and narcotic detection.


  1. WELCOME, Mexican Drug Cartel, ( I said that in jest ), would love to reward the officer who caught these drug selling scum, CONGRATS, Officer Pitts, and Ludo!!!

  2. Somebody snitched!

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