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November 20, 2014

Administrative Division

November 13, 2014

Felony Interception Narcotic Detection (FIND) Unit

Methamphetamine Seizure Worth Over One Million Dollars in Street Value seized by Douglas County F.I.N.D. Unit

On Sunday November 9, 2014 at approximately 8:09 pm Deputy David Gray of the F.I.N.D. (Felony Interception Narcotic Detection) Unit observed and stopped a 2006 Ford Freestar van driven by a 64 year old male subject identified as Jose Garcia-Contreras from Eagle Pass, Texas for a traffic violation.

After further investigation by the deputies and a search of the vehicle where the deputies located a false, man made hidden compartment in the vehicle. Inside the hidden compartment were a total of thirty-eight packages of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.

Upon finding the suspected Crystal Methamphetamine the male subject Garcia-Contreras was detained and both subject Garcia-Contreras and his vehicle were brought to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for further investigation. At the sheriff's office the contents of the packages was tested and tested positive for Crystal Methamphetamine.

The total weight of the Crystal Methamphetamine was sixty-five pounds with a street value of over one million dollars.

Subject Jose Garcia-Contreras was placed under arrest and is currently in the Douglas County Jail charged with trafficking methamphetamine and false compartment in a motor vehicle with no bond.

November 10, 2014

Training Division

Congratulations to our CLEA class of 2014. Participants meet one evening a week for 12 weeks. This course covers virtually every aspect of law enforcement work --- administration, recruiting, patrol operations, communications, investigations, vice and narcotics, youth and safety programs, traffic and criminal laws, jail operations and more. In addition to classroom training, CLEA students are given the opportunity to participate in a series of practical exercises.

Our goal is not to teach the student how to become a law enforcement officer, but rather give the student an insight into the duties and responsibilities of our deputies.

Classes will be held one night a week for 12 weeks, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. All applicants need to be able to commit to attend the twelve sessions of this academy.

Applicants must be a resident or business owner in Douglas County. You must be at least 21 years of age, and give consent for a background check as part of the application process. There is no fee for this class.

More information on this program can be found on our CLEA page.

November 06, 2014

Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic Division

2014 Thanksgiving Seat Belt Campaign
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year. More vehicles on the road mean more crashes. Our HEAT Unit, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, will be out enforcing seat belt and other violations over the Thanksgiving holiday. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to save your life and the lives of your loved ones while on the road this Thanksgiving. Buckle Up. Every trip. Every time.

November 4, 2014

K9 Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is very proud to introduce our newest addition to our K-9 unit "DAKOTA"

K-9 Dakota is a two year old Springer Spaniel that was born in the Netherlands and was imported to the United States by Shallow Creek Kennels where he underwent extensive training in narcotics detection. K-9 Dakota will be used exclusively in the Douglas County School System to combat and detect Marijuana, Cocaine, Meth, Heroin and also includes all types of Synthetic Drugs.

K-9 Dakota will be a valuable asset in our school system with not only the ability to detect and deter illegal narcotics in our school system but he will also be a valuable tool in educating the children of Douglas County Schools about drug related issues that they may face every day.

K-9 Dakota arrived at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Monday November 3, 2014. We were able to get Dakota with the help of Sheriff Phil Miller, Douglas County School Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz, Mr. Lance Dyer, and Commander of the Sheriff's Office K-9 Units Lieutenant Michael Barnhill, Shallow Creek Kennels-Premier Police Service Dogs, and especially The Dakota Dyer Foundation.

Lieutenant John Jewell will be K-9 Dakota's handler. Lieutenant Jewell has 14 years of K-9 handler experience with handling three multi-purposes K-9's in the past. Lieutenant Jewell is also the supervisor over the sheriff's office traffic units.

October 30, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division


October 29, 2014

Burglary in Winston, Ga

On Monday October 20, 2014 at approximately 7:15 a.m. the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival the victim stated they had confronted a white male subject (later identified as Jonathan Scott Bray) in their residence.

The victim stated that suspect Bray had entered their home through an unlocked basement door. When confronted by the home owner subject Bray opened a bedroom window and exited the home.

Deputy Clint Adams and K-9 Bando were deployed and tracked the subject Bray to the residence next to the victim's residence and located subject Bray hiding in some bushes. Subject Bray was taken into custody and the UGA jacket subject Bray was wearing belonged to the victim's deceased son and the victim's debit card was also located in the pocket of the UGA jacket that subject Bray was wearing.

Upon further investigation several other items belonging to the victim were located in a wooded area near the location where suspect Bray was arrested.

Public Information Officer: Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell Phone: 678-898-7381
Office Phone: 770-920-4955

October 27, 2014

Administrative Division

October 27, 2014

Derby Division

Below are some pictures taken at the Gravity Games from October 25, 2014:

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