The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a Jackson man, after he was tasered during the execution of a search warrant by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office.  Early Friday morning, officials executed the search due to a violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act.  Officials say that a physical altercation ensued with one of the residents of 231 Keys Ferry Road, Douglas Roger Tanner, Sr., age 53.  In the process of the altercation, Tanner was tasered by an officer.  Shortly thereafter, the GBI says Tanner was taken to Sylvan Grove Hospital due to signs of physical distress, where he later died.  Another resident, identifi ed as Chad Hoek, age 39, was arrested and charged with two counts of sale of methamphetamines. 

WKEUs Ted Taylor was in the area of a hoiuse fire around 3:30 Saturday afternoon as units from the Griffin Fire and Rescue, and Griffin Police Department, along with an ambulance from Wellstar Spalding Hospital responded to 1101 Dairy Lane to a structure fire. Upon arrival units discovered the fire was contained to the back porch, screened walk area between the home and the garage. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished by Griffin Fire and Rescue personnel. Two individuals were at home at the time of the fire, and were able to get out of the residence without injury.  The hoem is th first on the right close to the gates at Male Drive. 

On February 23, 2017 at approximately 0944 hours, Deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a welfare check at lot 104 Pine Glen Mobile Home Park located at 1795 N. McDonough Road in Griffin. Co-workers of 50 year old Sandy Cherry, had requested the check of the residence due to Mrs. Cherry’s absence from work and failure to pick up another employee that she car pooled with.

EARL CHERRY

When Deputies arrived at the location they made contact with Cherry’s husband, 50 year old Earl Cherry. The deputies explained why they were at the residence and asked to speak to his wife. Earl Cherry refused to allow the deputies to speak with her or enter the residence or check on her. At one point even claiming that she was not home and had left after an argument. Based on their observations at the scene and conflicting stories by Earl Cherry, deputies decided to initiate a search of the residence to check Mrs. Cherry’s welfare.

As soon as they entered the residence, deputies observed a large crime scene and eventually Ms. Cherry who was deceased. Earl Cherry was immediately taken into custody without incident.

Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster and his staff, Spalding Regional EMS, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker and Chief Assistant District Attorney Marie Broder also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

Earl Cherry has been charged with 1 count each of:
Murder
Felony Murder
Malice Murder
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Battery
Concealing the Death of Another
Tampering With Evidence
Our thoughts and prayer go out to these families. We ask the community to keep them in their thoughts and prayers as well as they deal with this tragedy.

Sheriff Darrell Dix has advised WKEU news  that on February 19th, 2017, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division with the assistance of the Uniform Patrol Division conducted an investigation that lead to the arrest of two individuals for several narcotic and weapon related offenses.

As a result of the operation, agents seized one and half pounds of Marijuana, 18.24 grams of Cocaine, 23.76 grams of Methamphetamine, and quantities of Ecstasy, Hydrocodone, and Xanax pills. THC oil and THC “shatter” which is a marijuana extract were also recovered. An assault rifle, two handguns, $15,000.00 in United States currency, a truck, trailer and two four wheelers were also seized during the operation. The narcotics had a combined estimated street value of approximately $12,000.00.

RAFAEL F RIVERA

ALICIA L. LANIER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those arrested were Rafael Felipe Rivera and Alicia Lynn Lanier both of 1756 Pine View Dr. Griffin, Ga. They were each charged with:

Possession of Marijuana more than 1oz

Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine with the intent to distribute

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

Possession of a schedule II narcotic (Hydrocodone)

Possession of a Schedule IV narcotic (Alprazolam)

Possession of a Schedule I narcotic (THC oil)

Possession of a Schedule I narcotic (Ecstasy)

Possession of a schedule I narcotic (THC Shatter)

9 counts of Possession of drug related objects

3 counts of Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

Theft by receiving a stolen firearm

3 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Rivera was also charged with tail light requirement, driving while license suspended and tag light requirement.

Rivera and Lanier are currently being held at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Detention facility awaiting their first appearance hearing.

According to Sheriff Dix “This is a great example of the hard work that our agents and deputies put in to make Spalding County safer. We are proud of and appreciate these deputies and all the members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.” As a reminder, anyone who wishes to report illegal activity can contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division at 770-467-4210 callers can remain anonymous.

SPALDING COMMISSIONERS MEEGTING

The Spalding County Commissioners met Monday night.  The first order of business the
Commissioners recognized  John Carlisle with “The Honor Our KIA group” who presented a framed certificate of appreciation to each of the commissioners and thanked them for the support they have given to make the project successful. 
 
Chairman Bart Miller presented an award to Ms Gina Garrison for her 20 years of Management service in the finance department of Spalding County. 
 
The commissioners:
Approved:     on second reading an Ordinance amending Licensing and Regulation section,  to correct an oversight in the wording of the code for Retail Package Dealers. The wording was changed from  “offer for sale or distribution any LIQUOR ” to read “Offer for sale or distribution any ALCOHOL BEVERAGE”. 
 
Approved:  a request from Cindy Alexander, Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer in Spalding County to utilize the veranda at the courthouse on May 4, 2017 in observance of the National Day of Prayer. This is an annual event and notice has been sent to Sheriff Dix, for security, and all the offices in the courthouse. There were no objections.
 
After lengthy discussion the commissioners by a 3/2 vote:
Approved:  change order #3,  in the amount of $31,000, for the Pickleball Facility at Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park. This was requested by Commissioner Hawbaker for adding the deco-turf to the 8 additional courts at the facility.  This type of turf has already been approved for 4 of the courts that will be covered. He is asking that all 12 courts be covered with this turf. Funding for this project is to come from the Pre-GSBTA Hotel/Motel Tax Fund. 
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. Spalding County is slated to hold Regional and National Tournaments.
 
The commissioners:
Approved:     a contract with the City of Griffin, Sheriff Darrell Dix, and Spalding County for the housing of detention of persons arrested in the city for violating its municipal ordinances and certain state laws while those offenders await trial. Maximum 40 inmates at a cost of $40 per day.  This is a trial period from February 2017 thru June 30, 2017. The city has been housing the inmates in another county.
Sheriff Dix and staff estimates that this contract will generate approximately $250,000 per year for the county  with a minimum of 20 COG inmates per day housed at the jail.
 
Approved:   a Memorandum of Agreement with Hope Diamond Services Inc. for the purpose of serving after school snacks and supper meals to children enrolled in the Fairmont Community Center After School Program. This was requested by the Spalding County Parks and Recreation Department.
     Hope Diamond Services Inc. is a 501(C)3 non profit organization who Sponsors meals in high risk communities.  There will be no cost to the County for the program operations during the 2017/2018 school year.
 
Approved:   a Resolution to enact a moratorium on the approval of construction plans for improvements and the issuance of any permits or licenses for equestrian and rodeo facilities on certain real property within Spalding County. The moratorium period shall commence on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and shall terminate on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., unless extended by the Board of Commissioners of Spalding County.
 
Approved:  a Resolution authorizing issuance of Bonds by the City of Griffin Housing
Authority. These bonds are for the Harmony Senior Living project at the Corner of SR92 and Cowan Road that has been in the planning stage for several years.
 
At the February 14th City Commissioners meeting the Commissioners:
Approved:  a Resolution for The Housing Authority of The City of Griffin, to issue Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $62.0 million dollars to Regional Housing & Community Services Corporation, a California nonprofit corporation, or a designated subsidiary thereof, for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of a senior living community.
This facility will be located at the NW intersection of Ga. Hwy 92 and Cowan Road, across from the First Assembly of God Church. The local subsidiary is Harmony Village Landowner, LLC. This facility provides various levels of care and particularly care for residents with dementia and related diseases. 
The type of facility is in high demand in Georgia, particularly in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The nonprofit  will own and operate the facility has an established record of operating similar facilities around the country. 
These bonds impose no obligation on the City of Griffin, however, The Griffin Housing Authority is deemed a “dependent” authority of the City of Griffin. 
 
The commissioners:
Went into a closed Executive Session for discussion on future acquisition of real estate.  

 

 

The Barnesville Police Department has advised WKEU news that On the evening of February 20th and early morning hours of February 21st the city of Barnesville had a rash of entering automobile reports. The locations of the incidents were on B Street, Atlanta Street, Carleeta Street, Forsyth Street, and Collier Road.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents or saw any suspicious person(s) in these areas please contact the City of Barnesville Police Department at 770-358-1244 or e-mail al.moltrum@cityofbarnesville.com.

The Barnesville Police Department urges all citizens to take their valuables out of their vehicles and locked their vehicles.

Officials indicated these are crimes of opportunity.

The subjects are checking to see if vehicles are unlocked and then making entry. There have been no reports of smashing windows or prying into the doors.

All citizens are urged to call 911 if you observe any suspicious person(s) in their neighborhood, especially late at night or in the early hours of the morning.

WKEU would like to thank Walter Geiger and the Barnesville Herald Gazette for their assistance with this news story. You can subscribe to the Herald Gazette online at barnesville.com .

Sheriff Darrell Dix reports that on Sunday February 19th at 9:32 a.m. Spalding

County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 505 Barnesville Road.Upon their arrival,  they were informed that Kimberly Tullock had assaulted her husband and was barricaded inside the residence with a possible firearm. Her husband was located outside the residence.

Spalding deputies secured the area and called for assistance from the SpecialOperations Unit (SOU). SOU members arrived and, along with investigators of the Criminal Investigations Division, attempted to establish communications withTullock. After several hours, SOU members with the assistance of the Griffin Police Department Special Response Team made entry into the home. Kimberly Tullock was located and offered resistance. Team members were able to take her into custody without further incident. No injuries were reported. Ms. Tullock was transported by deputies to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital for an evaluation.

Sheriff Dix would like to thank the Griffin Police Department’s Special InvestigativeUnit and their Special Response Team for their assistance. Additional thanks goes to members of the Spalding County Fire Department and to EMS personnel from WellStar Spalding Regional.

Michael Bowman, who this week was found guilty but mentally ill for murder charges, accepted a sentence of life in prison without parole, plus 30 years on Friday in Troup County Superior Court.  The jury handed out it’s guilty but mentally ill verdict late Thursday on the count of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, and felony obstruction of a police officer.  The trial, which was moved from Griffin to LaGrange, lasted about two weeks.  The charges stemmed from a 2014 incident in which Bowman shot Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan five times in the back at the Waffle House on the North Expressway.

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is seeking motivated men and women who want to make a positive impact on our community by serving in the Sheriff’s Office.

The county is accepting applications for the following positions:

Non-Certified Detention Openings-Starting salary $28,858.00

Certified Uniform Patrol Division-Starting salary $30,877.00

Certified School Resource Officers-Starting salary $30,877.00

Pay incentives may be available based on experience.

Benefit package may include:

Take home vehicle for certain assignments

Opportunity for promotion and transfers

Education opportunities

You can obtain additional information and apply online by going to www.spaldingcounty.com Once on the site go to Departments and select the Human Resources tab. You will then select Careers with Spalding County

On February 13th, 2017 the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division conducted an investigation that lead to the arrest of two individual’s for methamphetamine.
Christopher Riordan of 112 Forrestwood Drive, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving without a license. He is being held at the Spalding County Jail with bond set at $3,507.

Christy McClure of 35 Briarcliff Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and littering. She is awaiting a bond hearing and is being held at the county jail.

 

Sheriff Darrel Dix has advised WKEU news that on February 14th, 2017 the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division concluded an investigation that lead to the arrest of Maggie Gregg, of 125 2nd Avenue.


The investigation was prompted after several complaints were received at Special Operations related to suspicious activity occurring at 125 2nd Ave. Griffin, Ga.
As a result of the investigation, Maggie Gregg was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects. She is currently being held at the Spalding County jail awaiting her first appearance hearing.
Sheriff Dix would like to remind the public that every complaint in regards to illegal activity will be investigated. It is Sheriff Dix’s intentions to make every citizen feel safe in their homes and place of business.
Anyone who would like to report illegal activity can contact the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division at 770-467-4210. Callers can remain anonymous.

 

Sheriff Darrell Dix reports that a Spalding High School student was arrested by the School Resource Officer and charged with Possession of a weapon on school campus.
The juvenile was in possession of a knife that was observed by a teacher of the school.
No confrontation or threats were reported against students or staff.
The student was released to the custody of his parents.

Sheriff Darrell Dix reports that investigators with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a sexual assault that occurred at Tyus Park on February 13th.
According to investigators a suspect has been identified as an acquaintance and classmate of the victim.
This appears to be an isolated incident and does not pose a danger to people visiting the park.
Further information will be released as the investigation progresses.

Sheriff Jimmy Thomas in Pike county reportds that an early morning wreck involving an eighteen wheeler on Highway 18 at County Farm Road blocked the road for several hours this morning. A commercial vehicle driven by James Douglas , Hamilton, GA, ran off of the roadway and overturned after he apparently fell asleep. The truck was also occupied by two children and his wife. All four were transported by ambulance to Grady Hospital for treatment.

The trailer had to be unloaded due to the weight shifting and was transported from the scene by another truck. Charges are pending in this case as the Traffic Investigators conclude there inquiry into this wreck.

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Upson County Man Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography

 

Thomaston, Georgia – An investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit resulted in the arrest of an Upson County man.  On Monday, February 13, 2017, David Batchelor, age 45, was arrested at his residence, 825 West Moores Crossing Road, Thomaston, Georgia, by members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Upson County Sheriff’s Office.  Batchelor is currently being held at the Upson County jail where he is charged with Distribution of Child Pornography.

 

The arrest of Batchelor was the result of a proactive investigation initiated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s CEACC Unit. The unit is the host agency for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that seeks to target those that possess and distribute illegal child abuse images.

 

Several electronic devices were seized from Batchelor during this investigation. The GBI’s CEACC Unit will conduct forensic analysis of the electronic devices belonging to Batchelor and more charges may be forthcoming.

 

Batchelor is currently employed with the Georgia Department of Transportation and serves as Executive Administrator of the Rays of Hope Child Care Facility.

 

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  Anyone with related information should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870.

City Commissioners approved $62.0 MILLION DOLLAR SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY.
 
At the February 14th City Commissioners meeting the Commissioners:
Approved:  a Resolution for The Housing Authority of The City of Griffin, to issue Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $62.0 million dollars to Regional Housing & Community Services Corporation, a California nonprofit corporation, or a designated subsidiary thereof, for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of a senior living community.
This facility will be located at the NW intersection of Ga. Hwy 92 and Cowan Road, across from the First Assembly of God Church. The local subsidiary is Harmony Village Landowner, LLC. This facility provides various levels of care and particularly care for residents with dementia and related diseases. 
The type of facility is in high demand in Georgia, particularly in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The nonprofit that will  and operate the facility has an established record of operating similar facilities around the country. 
These bonds impose no obligation on the City of Griffin, however, The Griffin Housing Authority is deemed a “dependent” authority of the City of Griffin. 
 
The commissioners: 
Recognized:  Nate Miller, Rescue Technician/Firefighter with the City of Griffin’s Fire Department, as the January 2017 “Strongest Link” award recipient. 
The “Strongest Link” Award is given monthly to a deserving employee who has demonstrated excellent performance and productivity, loyalty, professional pride, and other noteworthy accomplishments. The recognized employee receives one day off with pay, a gift certificate from a local restaurant, a “Strongest Link” plaque, and the symbolic “chain”, for which he/she will be the custodian until a subsequent employee is recognized.
Rescue Technician Nate Miller stepped up in a major way recently by being a key instrument in an important departmental project. When the voters of this community approved a $1.1 million SPLOST for a new 100’ aerial truck, the need for advanced training was critical. Rescue Tech Miller had experience and expertise from another department operating aerial trucks. On his own initiative, he offered to create a comprehensive training program which would meet the requirements for safe operation of the vehicle. He spent countless hours both off and on-duty creating the program and training key personnel. This ensured key personnel is now certified to properly use the vehicle. This initiative saved the City time and money. 
 
Approved: on second reading an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, at Chapter 6,
Alcoholic Beverages, by deleting present Chapter 6 and adopting in lieu thereof a comprehensive
revision of alcohol regulations. 
Since the last revision of this Chapter In October 2016, the GA Dept of Revenue has rescinded some more regulations, leaving regulation of alcohol to local control with the State’s role focusing more on the revenue aspects. City staff has been approached by licensees to enact more changes in line with those in Atlanta, Athens, Macon and similar cities. It is felt many of these changes will promote economic development without sacrificing local regulatory control.
 
Approved:  on second reading an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin,  to reflect action by the Department of Community Affairs Board adding the 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ICC) with 2014 Georgia amendments as a “mandatory” statewide code to be enforced locally. The Swimming Pool and Spa Code moved from an “optional” code, adopted by the City, to a “mandatory” code, effective January 1, 2017.
 
Approved: on second reading an ordinance amending the Code of Griffin by repealing present
Article II of Chapter 26, BUSINESSES, and enacting as Article VII of Chapter 82, TAXATION.
Recent changes in general law replaced the method of calculating interest due on delinquent occupation taxes. This ordinance reflects that change and also changes the due date for payment of the tax on businesses that commence operation after January 1 and the due date for imposition of penalty thereon. The location of the Occupation Tax provisions are moved from the Chapter on BUSINESSES to the Chapter on TAXATION to better reflect it is a revenue measure and not imposed as a means of regulating businesses. 
 
Approved:   on second reading  amending the Code of Griffin,  AMUSEMENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, by deleting the present article in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new article in compliance with State regulations on coin-operated amusement machines.
 
Approved:  to amend the City of Griffin Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Operating and Capital
Budget in the amount of $20,000.00 recognizing the Georgia Municipal Association Safety
Grant. The resolution and amendment will provide $10,266 to General Fund, $3,053 to Electric Utility Fund, and $6,681 to Water Wastewater Utility Fund.
 
Approved:   to allow MEAG Power to continue to make voluntary deposits into the City of
Griffin Flexible Short Term Portfolio and the New Generation and Capacity Intermediate
Portfolio and authorize the Chairperson and City Manager to complete the election form. These forms are completed each time the city gets a new Commission Chairperson or New City Manager.
 
Approved: Correction of the agenda item for an Easement Agreement between the City of Griffin and Georgia Power Company for ingress/egress access to Georgia Power Company for Substation #6 approved on 1-24-17. The address that was contained in the agenda item was incorrectly stated as 1303 Cowan Road, Griffin. It should have been shown as 100 Vaughn Lane, Griffin.
 
Approved:  to make repairs and seal coat the parking lot at Still Branch Regional Reservoir to
Spalding Concrete Company, lowest of 3 bids, in the amount of $41,730.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department. Budget amount was $60,000.
 
Approved:   a Resolution and authorization for the Mayor to execute the 2017
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for $750,000 to the Georgia
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to make public water and sewer infrastructure
improvements along Meriwether Street (between Everee Inn Road and S. 8th St), S. 15th Street (between W. Poplar and Meriwether Street) and portions of Anne Street and Park Road.    
The City of Griffin Public Works Department will commit $313,550 in cash and $10,000 in-kind services in FY18. 
 
The commissioners:
Tabled: for further discussion the  first reading to amend the Code of Ordinances, of the City of Griffin,  Building & Building Regulations,  Permits  Sections, to add amendments that address the length of time a property that has been deemed a nuisance shall have to make the necessary corrections. Further, the ordinance  stipulates that anyone who is indebted to the City must pay all fees prior to a permit being issued.  This will give The City another way to collect unpaid judgments, which should help increase revenue.
 
The commissioners:  
Appointed: Eula Redding to the Spalding County Collaborative Authority for Families and Children.
 
Approved: a Resolution affirming the appointment of J. Kristi Lovelace as Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore and approving the compensation for such position. 
The City Charter states that the Municipal Court Judge may appoint a qualified attorney to serve as Judge Pro Tempore during his absence or disability, to assist with arraignments, and/or to handle specific cases in which the Judge may have a conflict. 
Judge Johnston has appointed J. Kristi Lovelace as Judge Pro Tempore.  $6000 per year has been budgeted for the Associate Judge’s position payable $500 per month.   
 
Approved:  a Tourism Product Development Special Project Agreement Contract and
amend the FY 2017 Budget accordingly. 
This Agreement Contract provides funding for completion of this project during the period ending June 23, 2017 in the amount of $5,000.  The Griffin-Spalding Business Tourism Association (GSBTA) will provide $7,430, and the City of Griffin will provide the amount of  $6,644 in miscellaneous in-kind services. This project completes the Historic Downtown Sidewalk Film Marker Walking Tour for the City of Griffin with installation of approximately 40 bronze markers in the downtown area designating movies and television series that were filmed in Griffin and Spalding County. 
Submitted by Larry Johnson

Sheriff Darrell Dix has advised WKEU news that deputies from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office are assisting officers from the Griffin Police Department search for a missing person.
The helicopter and K-9’s from the Georgia Piedmont Region K-9 Search and Rescue team are assisting ground personnel as they search the areas of Hammond Drive and West Poplar Street.
A flyer is attached from the Griffin Police Department.
Any contact with Mr. Alfred Combs please contacts the Griffin Police Department at 770-229-6450 or 911.

 

Sheriff Darrell Dix has advised WKEU news that on February 2nd the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, Warrant Division, and Uniform Patrol Division assisted by members of the Griffin Police Department’ C.A.G.E. Unit, Henry County Sheriff’s Office SRT and Georgia National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, executed two search warrants as a result of a Marijuana distribution organization that was operating in Spalding County. The search warrants were executed simultaneously at 328 Futral Road and 133 Callie Road.


During the course of this investigation it was learned that Stanley Underwood, and others working in cooperation with him, were distributing multiple pounds of marijuana weekly from his mother’s residence located at 328 Futral Road, while he actually maintained a physical residence at 133 Callie Road. The Futral Road residence is within 1,000 feet of Futral Road Elementary School and Spalding High School.
During the searches, Agents located nearly two pounds of Marijuana, scales, packaging materials, a firearm, and nearly $10,000.00 in cash.
The following individuals were arrested and charged:

 

Stanley Underwood of 133 Callie Road, Griffin, GA
Felony Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
Possession of Drug Related Objects
Two counts of Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school
Elder Abuse

CEDRIC GUIDER

Cedric Guider of 1447 Wesley Drive, Griffin, GA
Party to the Crime of Felony Possession of Marijuana
Party to the Crime of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
Party to the Crime of Possession of Drug Related Objects
Party to the Crime of Possession of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a School

BARBARA UNDERWOOD

Barbara Underwood of 133 Callie Road
Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce
Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
Possession of Drug Related Objects
Cruelty to Children

 

BRANDON GUIDER

Brandon Guider of 611 Inman Road, Fayetteville, GA
Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana (M)

Stanley Underwood, Barbara Underwood and Cedric Guider are being held at the Spalding County jail awaiting their first appearance hearing. Brandon Guider was released on bond of a misdemeanor charge.
According to Sheriff Darrell Dix this operation once again demonstrates the continued cooperation of Local, State and surrounding counties efforts in investigating illegal activity.
Sheriff Dix stated, “The fact that these crimes were committed in such close proximity to two of our schools, and that Underwood and others were using his elderly mother’s residence as a front for the
distribution of narcotics typifies the mentality that criminals demonstrate. This is even more evident in that fact that Underwood’s own children were placed in a situation where they were exposed to the dangers of his activities. With the new air of cooperation and communication between local and surrounding law enforcement agencies we are going to continue to put increasing pressure on drug dealers, gang members, and other criminals. You are not welcome here and we are taking our community back.”

 

 

Fire Chief Douglas Matthews