Four arrested Thursday in SCSO narcotics case

STAFF REPORT :::

A Thursday operation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of three additional agencies, resulted in the arrests of four people on array of charges with counts including narcotics possession and distribution, child endangerment and elder abuse.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Special Operations, Warrant and Uniform Patrol divisions, assisted by members of the Griffin Police Department C.A.G.E. Unit and Special Investigation Unit, Henry County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and the Georgia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, executed two search warrants regarding an alleged marijuana distribution organization that was operating in Spalding County.

The search warrants were executed simultaneously at 328 Futral Road and 133 Callie Road.

During the course of this investigation it was learned that Stanley Underwood and others working in cooperation with him were distributing multiple pounds of marijuana weekly from his mother’s residence located at 328 Futral Road, while he actually maintained a physical residence at 133 Callie Road.

The Futral Road residence is within 1,000 feet of Futral Road Elementary School and Spalding High School.

During the searches, agents located nearly two pounds of marijuana, scales, packaging materials, a firearm and nearly $10,000.00 in cash.

Stanley Underwood was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug related objects, two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and elder abuse.

Cedric Guider ,of 1447 Wesley Drive, was arrested and charged with party to the crime of felony possession of marijuana, party to the crime of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, party to the crime of possession of drug related objects and party to the crime of possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.

Barbara Underwood, of 133 Callie Road, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug related objects and cruelty to children.

Brandon Guider, of 611 Inman Road, Fayetteville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

Stanley Underwood, Barbara Underwood and Cedric Guider are being held at the Spalding County Jail awaiting their first appearance hearing. Brandon Guider was released on bond of a misdemeanor charge.

Dix said this operation once again demonstrates the continued cooperation of local, state and surrounding counties efforts in investigating illegal activity.

“The fact that these crimes were committed in such close proximity to two of our schools, and that Underwood and others were using his elderly mother’s residence as a front for the distribution of narcotics typifies the mentality that criminals demonstrate,” Dix said. “This is even more evident in that fact that Underwood’s own children were placed in a situation where they were exposed to the dangers of his activities. With the new air of cooperation and communication between local and surrounding law enforcement agencies we are going to continue to put increasing pressure on drug dealers, gang members and other criminals. You are not welcome here and we are taking our community back.”

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