SCSO, GPD serve arrest warrant netting multiple arrests on narcotics, gang and weapon charges

1-6-17-900-siu-operation-art-for-web-finalSTAFF REPORT :::

According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Special Operations Division and the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit conducted an arrest warrant at approximately 5:07 p.m. Jan. 5, at 519 Hallyburton St.

Lidarrane Yarbrough, the subject of the arrest warrant, was sought on a misdemeanor charge of violation of probation.

Agents had received information from an anonymous citizen that gang members were present and illegal narcotic sales were taking place at the residence.

Upon arrival, agents encountered five individuals fleeing from the yard and the interior of the residence. Agents were able to detain three of the subjects and positively identify one of the individuals who fled from the scene.

Upon further investigation, agents confirmed that narcotics, primarily marijuana, were present at the residence. Agents applied for and obtained a search warrant for the residence. As a result of the search warrant, agents seized 85.2 gross grams of marijuana packaged in a manner that was indicative of distribution, packaging material, digital scales, a .22 caliber assault style rifle and $3051.00 in United States currency.

Lidarrane Yarbrough, age 28, of 519 Hallyburton St., was charged with misdemeanor violation of probation, felony violation of probation, felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and violation of the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Act.

Demorial Jefferson, age 18, of 104 Morris St. Apt. 4, was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Quincy Zellner, age 23, of 162 South Ridge Drive, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and violation of the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Act.

Arrest warrants will be obtained for Curtis Johnson, age 25, of 519 Hallyburton St., on charges of felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Act.

Johnson is currently on bond for several felonies related to narcotic and weapon charges. The Special Operations Division will be seeking a bond revocation through the District Attorney’s Office.

An active investigation is ongoing that will lead to the identification of the fifth subject who fled the scene,and additional charges under the Georgia Gang Act will be sought for all those arrested.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office investigates all allegations of gang activity and will pursue charges of any suspect involved in a gang related crime. This is a priority of Dix and the deputies of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Special Operations Division would like to thank the citizen that provided the information and would also like to remind the public that any information pertaining to narcotic activity can be reported anonymously to 770.467.4210.

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