SCSO: 32 arrested on drug, gang and weapon charges in Operation Say No More

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation – 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.), resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

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 “Operation CARE-ington” nets 11 narcotics arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Special Investigations (SIU) and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) units conducted “Operation CARE-ington,” which resulted in numerous drug- and weapons-related arrests. According to a press release, Operation CARE-ington resulted from numerous complaints of alleged drug activity in the 1700 block of Carrington Townhomes. During the operation, 11 […]

GPD Operation Reciprocity targets local “open-air drug market”

STAFF REPORT ::: What officials have described as an “open air drug market” has been the focus of an ongoing investigation by the Griffin Police Department Special Investigations and C.A.G.E. units. A press release issued by the GPD states that Operation Reciprocity concentrated on the area of North 2nd Street and East Central Avenue, particularly […]

SCSO Special Ops investigations result in seven narcotics related arrests; additional suspects being sought

STAFF REPORT ::: Two investigations being conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit concluded this week, resulting in the arrests of seven people. Additional warrants have been obtained for four more individuals. Special Operations agents executed search warrants at 104 Gainer Road in northeast Spalding County and 1210 Ethridge Mill Road, just […]

Four additional arrests made in SCSO/GBI joint narcotics investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: As part of a month-long investigation involving the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, four people were on Friday, March 16, arrested in Stone Mountain. According to a press release issued by the GBI, Jermaine Montrel Johnson, Lindsey Michelle Anderson, Justin Phillip […]

SCSO investigation leads to multi-jurisdictional heroin case

STAFF REPORT ::: A month-long investigation into heroin distribution in Griffin-Spalding County resulted in the arrest of William Patrick Flanagan, who authorities say was involved in a multi-jurisdictional narcotics ring. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Flannagan, age 48, was arrested March 14. “In the past few months Flanagan’s name, along […]

Dix says there will be no investigation of Beam, narcotics tracker operation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has weighed in on a proffer agreement that was part of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation of David Gibson. The GBI refused to release those specific records, but The GRIP obtained the proffer through the email account of former Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard. […]

SCSO narcotics operation nets alleged meth distributor

STAFF REPORT ::: An operation by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit resulted in the arrest of 38-year-old Mario Andretti Williams, of Holly Lane, on multiple narcotics charges. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Williams is being held in the Spalding County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, […]

Sheriff: Gang leaders targeted, arrested in Operation Blue Christmas

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spading County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit in October received a complaint about illegal narcotic activity allegedly occurring at 407 Meadowlark Dr. Officials say after preliminary investigative work and surveillance, investigators quickly recognized key members of the Blood Gang /Zoo Krew/ Rolling 20s were utilizing this house and immediate area to […]

Sheriff: “Major supplier” of marijuana arrested

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, an investigation of the SCSO Special Operations Unit concluded Nov. 20, resulting in the seizure of approximately 14 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of 38-year-old LaTodd Weems, of 112 Princess Circle. Members of the SCSO SWAT team executed a […]

GPD investigation nets many arrests on prostitution, bath salts, meth, additional drugs, weapons and other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: An extended investigation of the Griffin Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Gang Enforcement Unit and Special Investigations Unit has resulted in multiple arrests on a variety of charges including participating in criminal gang activity, the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution. In the last month, 50 Gang Act […]

Sheriff: Violent assault of C.A.G.E. investigator results in one arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: Authorities say a recent wreck resulted in the assault on a law enforcement officer and the arrest of one individual. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Nov. 8, at the intersection of Elm Street and Railroad Avenue. Officials say […]

Sheriff: $1.5 million cocaine seized in joint narcotics operation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, working in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security, has concluded an in-depth investigation that resulted in the Nov. 1 arrest of two Spalding County residents – Cupertino Mendoza and Iartina Alvizo Zapata, of 3812 High Falls Road. According to a press […]

SCSO Special Ops Unit makes “significant” meth arrest

STAFF REPORT ::: A lengthy investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit resulted in the arrest of David Dover, of 513 Johnny Cut Road, on multiple felony counts related to distributing methamphetamine in Spalding County. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation revealed Dover had an […]