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 […]

Kilogram of heroin, loaded weapon seized in Spalding County

STAFF REPORT ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, an April 28 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a kilogram of heroin and a loaded handgun. Beam said Eliseo Cervantes, of 32 Old Post Road, Jonesboro, was initially stopped for a traffic violation, and K9 Ludo allegedly alerted to the odor of drugs […]