GPD: 28 arrested in narcotics sale case

SIU op

Sgt. Gene Mathews, left, and Lt. Tony Thomason, right, look on as Chief Mike Yates speaks to the dozens of law enforcement officers who participated in the Special Investigation Unit Operation Shuttin’ Em Down round up. Photo credit: Sheila Mathews

STAFF REPORT :::

An operation conducted by the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit has resulted in the arrests of 35 people, with additional arrests expected.

The undercover narcotics investigation dubbed Operation Shuttin’ Em Down began in May 2016. It was in response to citizen complaints about street level drug distribution in their communities. Officials say the complaints came about due to the drug activity negatively effecting citizens quality of life due to “constant disturbances and fear of violence they faced on a daily basis.”

SIU agents conducted investigations that included undercover narcotics purchases from more than 60 defendants throughout the city of Griffin resulting in more than 200 criminal arrests warrants being issued for various violations of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and other criminal statutes.

The months-long operation culminated Aug. 26, when SIU agents were assisted by representatives from each division of the Griffin Police Department, the Warrant and Detention divisions of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, probation and parole officers from the Georgia Department of Corrections and Southern Crescent Technical College Campus Police began serving warrants on the offenders charged during this investigation.

Lt. Tony Thomason, head of the Special Investigations Unit, stated “We rely on the citizens of Griffin to contact us with information about problems effecting their neighborhoods, and we appreciate those that do. This operation was the direct result of those contacts. We would not have been successful without the cooperation and involvement of the citizens that are concerned about our community. We will continue to make every effort possible to partner with our communities and make the city of Griffin safer for everyone. This investigation is ongoing, with further warrants and arrests expected as other offenders are identified.”

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Griffin Police Department’s Drug Tip Line at 678-692-0452. You can leave your name and number to be contacted by an agent, or you can leave information and choose to remain anonymous.

Arrested in Friday’s initial round up were:

Ditarian Robinson, age 35, who is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and sale of cocaine.

Glenn Reid, age 38, who is charged with two counts of possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, two counts of sale of cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

Solomon Parks, age 31, who is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and sale of cocaine.

Christopher Gauldin, age 23, who is charged with three counts of possession of cocaine, three counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, three counts sale of cocaine, and three counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

James Daryl Cobb, age 47, who is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and sale of methamphetamine.

Jacquelyn Davis, age 37, who is charged with party to the crime possession of methamphetamine, party to the crime possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and party to the crime sale of methamphetamine.

Walter Clemons, age 40, who is charged with party to the crime possession of cocaine, party to the crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and party to the crime sale of cocaine.

Roxanne Redding, age 59, who is charged with possession of a Schedule III narcotic with intent to distribute, three counts of possession of a Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute, three counts of possession of a Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park, two counts of possession of a Schedule IV narcotic with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a Schedule IV narcotic with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park.

Abraham Lincoln Scott, age 71, who is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a recreational facility.

Brittany Martin, age 25, who is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and sale of methamphetamine.

David Tanner, age 60, who is charged with party to the crime sale of cocaine and party to the crime sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Dustin Stubbs, age 29, who is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and sale of methamphetamine.

James Smith, age 47, who is charged with tag light requirement, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related object.

Chad Pless, age 39, who is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and sale of cocaine.

Steve Barkley, age 53, who is charged with party to the crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, party to the crime possession of cocaine and party to the crime sale of cocaine.

Michael Hammonds, age 57, who is charged with possession of Schedule II narcotic, possession of Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute and sale of Schedule II narcotic.

Michael Jackson, age 50, who is charged with possession of Schedule IV narcotic with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule IV narcotic and sale of Schedule IV narcotic.

Cedric Slaughter, age 57, who is charged with party to the crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, party to the crime possession of cocaine and party to the crime sale of cocaine.

Willie Clemons, age 65, who is charged with party to the crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, party to the crime possession of cocaine and party to the crime sale of cocaine.

Darrell Berry, age 58, who is charged with party to the crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, party to the crime possession of cocaine and party to the crime sale of cocaine.

Terry Wright, age 63, who is charged with possession of Schedule II narcotic, possession of Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute, sale of Schedule II narcotic, possession of Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a park, possession of Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a park, possession of Schedule II narcotic with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

Clarice Berry, age 43, who is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and sale of methamphetamine.

Victor Everhart, age 48, who is charged with party to the crime possession of cocaine, party to the crime possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and party to the crime sale of cocaine.

Justin Robinson, age 35 who is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and sale of cocaine.

Antonio Mitchell , age 23, who is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and sale of cocaine.

Dinece Williams, who is charged with false name date of birth and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Tabitha Henderson, who is charged with violation of probation.

Tramorris Hastings, who is charged with violation of probation.

Additional arrests are pending.

 

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