The Griffin Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Gang Enforcement Unit and Special Investigations Unit have completed an extended investigation which has led to 43 individuals arrested for violating the Georgia statutes, Participating in Criminal Gang Activity (O.C.G.A 16-15-4), Georgia Controlled Substance Act and Prostitution and or Keeping a Place of Prostitution.   A total of fifty (50) gang act charges were filed within the last month.  To charge a person with the gang act requires an extensive investigation along with several indicators that determine a person to be a gang member or associate of the gang.  The hotel Scottish Inn and business Bahama Massage Therapy both were targets of an investigation which led to the prostitution charges. The following persons were arrested and charged with violations of Georgia law:

Jody Evans– charged with 5 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity

Crystal Chambers– charged with 3 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Darius Allen– charged with 5 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Kortavius Ridgeway– charged with 6 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Emmanuel Pyant– charged with 6 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Reatris Ellis– charged with 6 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Elisha Goggins– charged with 6 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Kentavius Davis– charged with 6 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Kentravius Davis– charged with 6 counts of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Monkedre McCord– charged with 1 count of Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.

Jermaine Thompson– charge with Poss. of Synthetic Marijuana, Poss. of Marijuana, and Poss. of drug related objects, and 2 counts of Obstruction.

Dwayne Warner- charged with Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss, of Cocaine, Poss. Drug Related Objects.

Corey Willis– charged with trafficking Ecstasy, Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss. of Meth, trafficking bath salts, poss. of marijuana WITD, Poss. of Schedule II drugs, Poss. of Firearm by a Felon, Poss. of Firearm during commission of a crime.

Cyndia Butler– charged with trafficking Ecstasy, Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss. of Meth, trafficking bath salts, poss. of marijuana WITD, Poss. of Schedule II drugs, Poss. of Firearm during commission of a crime.

Mark Neal-charged with trafficking Ecstasy, Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss. of Meth, trafficking bath salts, poss. of marijuana WITD, Poss. of Schedule II drugs, Poss. of Firearm by a Felon, Poss. of Firearm during commission of a crime.

Katherine Hahn– charged with Poss. of Meth.

Deanna Jones- Poss. of Marijuana less than an ounce.

Leonterrious Gregg– charged with Felony Violation of Probation Violation.

Erik Duran– charged with purchase of Marijuana.

Joseph Davis– charged with sale of Marijuana, Poss. of Marijuana more than an ounce, Poss. of Marijuana WITD, Gambling.

Bobby Williams– charged with sale of Marijuana, Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss. of Marijuana WITD, Gambling, and Obstruction.

Boris Bell– charged with Gambling.

Adrick Lindsey– charged with Gambling.

Antavious Artis– charged with Obstruction.

Broderick Green– charged with Poss. of Marijuana less than one once.

Quindarius Mayes– charged with Obstruction.

Gregory Thomas– charged with Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss. of Marijuana WITD, Gambling.

Fannie Souder– charged with Poss. of Cocaine WITD, Poss. of Marijuana WITD, Gambling.

Darius Dawson– charged with Felony Violation of Probation.

Hillard Pittman– charged with Purchase of Marijuana.

Wanda Hayes– charged with Party to a Crime (Purchase of Marijuana).

Charles Deyton– charged with Poss. of Meth WITD

Rochelle Polk– charged with Poss. of Meth WITD.

Jason Hayes– charged with Felony Violation of Probation, Poss, of Marj. Less than Oz.

Roshunda Shaw– charged with Failure to Appear, False Name, and DOB.

Tabias Lewis-charged with Poss. of Marijuana Less than Oz.

Jarvis Lucier-charged with Poss. of Marijuana WITD.

Jeremy Baxter-charged with Poss. of Marijuana Less than Oz. Poss. drug related obj.

Jasmine Ellis– charged with Purchase of Cocaine and Marijuana.

Jessica Ensley– charged with Poss. of Meth., Drugs not in Orig. Container, and Cruelty to Child 1st degree.

Baloevbhai Patel– charged with Keeping a Place of Prostitution.

Moon S. Lee– charged with Keeping a Place of Prostitution, Poss. of Dangerous Drugs, Drugs not in Original Container.

Ryoung Kim– charged with Masturbation for Hire, Prostitution, and Poss. of Dangerous Drugs.