SCSO assists feds in large scale narcotics investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations/Narcotics Division was an assisting agency involved in an investigation of the Drug Enforcement Agency Atlanta Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program that resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and numerous arrests. According to a press release issued by […]

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 […]

Felony drug cases result in lengthy prison sentences, banishment

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office has concluded the first week of a two-week trial calendar in front of the Honorable W. Fletcher Sams. According to a press release issued by Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker, the calendar began with 77 cases. Altogether this week were 22 guilty pleas and […]

Open Box Freight owner faces multiple narcotics charges

STAFF REPORTS ::: Matthew Brian Lane, age 36, of 2784 Beeks Road, Williamson, the owner of Open Box Freight located at 1420 Meriwether St., has been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on numerous felony charges. According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, agents of the SCSO Special Operations Unit on Friday, Dec. 18, […]

Sheriff’s Office arrests mother, daughter for meth trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, the Special Operations Unit on Thursday, Dec. 3, arrested two women – a mother and daughter – on charges of trafficking illegal drugs. The two suspects were identified as 55-year-old Sarah Ponce, of 88 Sims Cemetery Road, Franklin, and 36-year-old Carrie A. Ornelas, of 7735 […]