Search warrant results in numerous drug, weapon and gang charges

STAFF REPORT :::

A search warrant jointly-executed by agents of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit resulted in a variety of felony and misdemeanor narcotics, gang or weapons-related charges against three individuals.

According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the operation was conducted on Aug. 31, at 1910 Rosewood Drive.

The search warrant was the conclusion of an investigation into alleged drug distribution by Michael Antonio Jackson, age 51.

Authorities say agents recovered a quantity of prescription medication with an estimated street value of $2,500, a stolen handgun, multiple other firearms, marijuana, digital scales and drug packaging materials.

Jackson, who was not present when the search warrant was executed, was arrested during a later traffic stop by deputies from the SCSO C.A.G.E. Unit.

Jackson was charged with of sale of Schedule II narcotics, two counts possession of Schedule II narcotics, two counts of possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime – all felonies – and possession of drug-related paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

It was requested that Jackson be held without bond due to his previous charges stemming from a City of Griffin investigation for the Sale of Prescription Medication.

Also, while searching the residence, Deputies located several pieces of gang-related paraphernalia and documents in a room belonging to Michael Fitzgerald Lyons, age 26. Deputies from the C.A.G.E. unit researched Lyons and learned that he is a documented & validated member of the Bloods gang, and had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Lyons, who remains at large, has been charged with four counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, four counts of violating the Georgia Street Gang Act, theft by receiving a stolen firearm and violation of probation, which stemmed from an aggravated assault – all felonies.

Anyone with information about Lyons’ whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770.467.4282 or dial 911.

Another resident, Trezmann Davis, age 23, was arrested on scene and charged with possession of a firearm during the commissioner of a crime, possession of Schedule II narcotics, Possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to distribute – all felonies – and possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects – both misdemeanors.

“Prescription medication abuse is often overlooked when assessing a drug problem within a community, however, prescription medication is abused just as often as other drugs. These drugs, like others, can rip a family or community apart just as quickly as methamphetamine or crack-cocaine,” Dix said. “Today, we sent a message to some of those that choose to put these drugs and other drugs on the street, and the message is clear: We as a community are coming together to stop you. As for gang members who live in our community, you are not welcome here anymore and we are no longer turning a blind eye. People are tired of the violence, intimidation and living in fear. We will do anything we can to make your life

miserable, stop you and put you in prison. No, it is not based on skin color, where you live or the color of the clothes you wear, but it is based on facts and your documented behavior. Our community is becoming united in its cause to stop these problems and that stance is growing stronger every day.”

Sheriff Dix would also like to remind the citizens of Spalding County to utilize the new anonymous drug lip Line, which can be reached by calling 770.412.4399.

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