SCSO investigation leads to meth trafficking arrest of Thomaston man

Dustin Todd Darville


An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units resulted in the arrest of Dustin Darville, 37-years-old, of Thomaston.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation, which included surveillance following Darville’s movements, concluded March 19, when he entered Spalding County and Investigator Cameron Arnold conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle he was driving.

Darville declined to give consent to search the vehicle, at which time Investigator Sheldon Mayfield deployed his K9, Ludo.

Officials say Ludo alerted on the vehicle, and the subsequent search resulted in the discovery of a substance believed to be methamphetamine that was found in the back seat in a soccer ball that had had been cut in half.

Darville was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

He is being held in the Spalding County Jail.

The SCSO expressed appreciation to the Upson County Drug Task Force for its assistance during this investigation.



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