May 26, 2016
Criminial Investigation Division
Eleven Suspects Arrested in Narcotics Raid at Lithia Springs Auto Repair Shop
On Thursday May 26, 2016 investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit along with the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team and K-9 units served arrests warrants and a search warrant at 4145 Veterans memorial Hwy at McDuffie's Auto Repair Shop in Lithia Springs Ga. The Narcotics unit had received several complaints from the community about activities that were occurring at the business.
Investigators were able to purchase methamphetamine from the business on two separate occasions. Based on these purchases the investigators were able to obtain signed arrest warrants on multiple subjects and a search warrant for the business.
During the warrant service eleven subjects were located including one that was hiding in the metal duct work in the ceiling and one inside a vehicle that was being worked on.
Investigators recovered user amounts of methamphetamine, syringes and drug paraphernalia. All eleven subjects are being charged at this time. The owner of the business was not present at the time of the raid.
- David Woodall and Ashley Pryor -sales of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- Louis Brown - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- John Adams - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- George Lowery - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- William Shuler - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- Brad Norris - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- Brittanie Rhodes - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- Tara Carter - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- Astrid DeBont - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
- And one juvenile - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
Lt. Glenn Daniel
May 26, 2016
The DCSO Welcomes 3 New Jailers and 6 Mandated Deputies
Sheriff Phil Miller and staff would like to welcome jailers Angelica Melgarejo, Mackenzie Lee and David Gibson; deputies Demarcus Rainey, Melissa Harris, Charles Coursey, and Craig Ramirez; and new hires Chris Bass from Chattahoochee Hills PD and Adam Kiker from Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office. We would like to congratulate Deputy Charles Coursey for receiving an honor student award upon graduating from mandate school. We look forward to having this group around for a long time to come.
May 23, 2016
Citizen of the Year 2015
Sheriff Phil Miller and staff would like to congratulate Mr. Ridley Watson, 81, for providing information vital to apprehension of two suspects wanted in a commercial burglary. On October 21, 2015, two men attempted to rob the Jolly Wally's on Bankhead Hwy. Mr. Watson was able to fend off the robbers as well as provide a vehicle description, including license plate number. If it hadn't been for that key piece of information, we would've had a much more difficult time solving this case.
May 20, 2016
School Resource Division
Emergency Responder Kits Donated to DCSO School Resource Officers
Sheriff Phil Miller and staff would like to thank the Robert S Alexander High School Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy for their generous gift of fifteen iACT kits. These first aid kits are mainly for our School Resource Officers to use in the event of any emergency. But, these aren't your average first aid kits. Each bag comes equipped with items such as chest seals and tourniquets. Also included are instructions on how to treat each wound type. Those instructions have QR codes that can be used to access step-by-step videos. We are incredibly blessed and thankful to have such a good group of young people who are interested in serving their community.
May 17, 2016
Criminal Investigation Division
WANTED: Attempted armed robbery @ Circle K Hwy 5 & W. Stewart Mill Rd.
On Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 11:57pm the male subject viewed in this surveillance image, entered the Circle K gas station armed with a pocket knife and attempted to rob the female clerk. The subject was last seen fleeing NB on Highway 5 at 11:59pm driving the white sedan pictured below. If you have any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this subject or vehicle
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Investigator M. Sealock
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Lt. Glenn Daniel
May 06, 2016
Traffic Stop on Interstate 20 leads to Large Methamphetamine Seizure and Arrest
On Tuesday April 19, 2016 at approximately 11:00am Deputy Robert Sprayberry with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation on a 2004 white Lincoln Continental.
During the traffic stop and roadside investigation, Deputy Sprayberry located three containers filled with liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine. Total weight of liquid was approximately seventy pounds. Also other drug related objects were found in the vehicle.
Alejandro Cervantes, Hoguer Honorato Vergara, and Alicin Brandy Soliz were placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Cervantes was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Related Objects, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Consuming or Possessing Open Alcoholic Container. Vergara was also charged with Consuming or Possessing Open Alcoholic Container. All three suspects are being held under no bond at the Douglas County Sheriff's Adult Detention Center.
Lt. Glenn Daniel
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