SCSO arrests four on narcotics, other charges

STAFF REPORT :::

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four men in recent narcotics cases.

The first occurred June 26, the result of a traffic stop.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, a deputy of the Uniform Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on a black Nissan Altima on Old Atlanta Road. As deputies approached the vehicle, they noticed what they described as the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Kierra McCrary-Hatcher and the passenger was Christopher Ladontae Macwell.

Officials say as Hatcher was speaking with deputies outside the vehicle, she allegedly reported that when the patrol unit’s blue lights were activated in reference to the traffic stop, Macwell began shoving narcotics in her pants.

“As she was telling the deputies her story she began retrieving the bags from her pants and gave them to the deputies,” Dix said. “While he was being questioned, Macwell confirmed the story of Hatcher and admitted ownership of the narcotics that he had placed in her pants.”

Macwell, age 20, of 104 E. McIntosh Road, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and violation of probation.

The second case occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. June 25, when members of the Special Operations and CAGE units arrested three men at 1112 George Circle were arrested on narcotics and other charges.

During a search of the George Circle residence, agents allegedly recovered trafficking amounts of powder cocaine and Ecstasy along with over an ounce of marijuana.

Arrested was Jeff Lamar Martin, age 39, of 1006 Beck St. Apartment A, who was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, trafficking cocaine, possession of Ecstasy, possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute, trafficking Ecstasy and possession of drug related objects; Jadaquis Noble, age 17, of 1020 E. Broadway St., who was charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce; and Eddaryn Fletcher, age 20, of 1121 Briarcliff St., who was charged with felony violation of probation out of Pike County.

“All of these Deputies and Investigators did an outstanding job on these cases. I’m proud of them, and all the hard-working employees across the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in every division,” Dix said. “All of them do a great job to clean up our streets and make our community safer every day.”

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