Sheriff: Meth trafficking a family tradition


An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit resulted in the narcotics related arrest of two Griffin residents.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Thomas James “Jimbo” Andrews III and his girlfriend, Shannon Middlebrooks, of 131 N. 11th St., were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of GHB and Ecstasy with intent to distribute and additional drug related charges.

“Apparently Jimbo Andrews picked up where his niece, Amanda Andrews, left off with her methamphetamine distribution organization after she was arrested in the Spalding County Special Operations investigation entitled ‘Say No More,’” Dix said.

Authorities say Operation Say No More specifically targeted methamphetamine and fentanyl distribution and the criminal street gang Ghost Face Gangsters.

Andrews was arrested following a traffic stop conducted when Andrews entered Spalding County at approximately 2 a.m. May 10.

Officials say a search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in the seizure of 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine, 12 ounces of GHB and a quantity of Ecstasy pills.

Andrews and Middlebrooks are being held in the Spalding County Jail pending their first court appearance. They are charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of GHB, possession of GHB with intent to distribute, possession of Ecstasy, possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects.

Special Operations agents are working with the Spalding County District Attorney’s Office and additional arrests are anticipated, officials say.

“We made a promise to the people of Spalding County that we would bring the fight against drugs and gangs to the street and to the criminals,” Dix said. “We will not sit back and let them be unchecked while they destroy our community. That’s exactly what we have done and will continue to do. We aren’t going away.”



    Meth, meth, meth. I cannot properly express how sick I am of having the dope addict losers in our society. These types of people are a tremendous drain on our economy and services, not to mention the heartache & turmoil they cause to everyone around them. If the money spent on drugs were instead spent on goods and services, our economy would flourish. I am grateful that the SCSO is attending to this problem.

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