Sheriff: “Thorn in the side” charged with meth trafficking, other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is in jail tonight on numerous felony narcotics charges after a search warrant conducted by personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Marty Manley was arrested by members of the SCSO CAGE Unit and SWAT Team after the warrant was executed at his residence located at 553-A Poplar […]

Standoff ends with two arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-hour standoff Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of 23-year-old Reginald Collier, who was wanted in connection with a March 27 robbery of the Dollar General store located at 21 Bicycle Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations […]

SCSO investigation leads to meth trafficking arrest of Thomaston man

STAFF REPORT ::: 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 […]

Sheriff: Narcotics operation nets dozens of arrests; delivers “big blow” to local distribution network

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation titled “Operation Say No More”, led by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (C.A.G.E.), has resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

GPD apprehends four home invasion suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department on Thursday apprehended four suspects after receiving a report of a home invasion in progress. According to a press release issued by the GPD, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 1:09 p.m., with officers both making contact with the victim and saturating the area. Officials […]

Two local students arrested on drug charges following school search

STAFF REPORT ::: Two local high school students were this week arrested following a search that uncovered narcotics on school grounds. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, members of the SCSO Special conducted a K9 search of Spalding High School located at 433 Wilson Road. This preplanned search was […]

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 […]

Search warrant results in two arrests, seizure of narcotics and firearms

  STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and the Griffin Police Department CAGE Unit on Saturday, Jan. 21, executed a search warrant that resulted in two arrests and the seizure of a litany of narcotics and firearms. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the warrant was […]

GPD establishing specialized gang unit

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department will soon deploy a new initiative to deal with the city’s emerging street gang activity. The Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (C.A.G.E.) unit is currently in development and will serve to focus all available resources on this crime problem with a single mission of eliminating this activity from […]