WRTEN Meeting and Traffic Safety Checkpoint

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office hosted the April meeting of the Western Regional Traffic Enforcement Network (WRTEN) last night. After the meeting, several different agencies including the Georgia State Patrol and the Douglasville Police Department conducted a traffic safety checkpoint at the exit ramp of I-20 at Lee Rd. Deputies and officers were primarily looking for impaired drivers, and there were several DUI arrests by the time the safety checkpoint wrapped up. We encourage everyone to designate a sober driver, buckle up, don’t text and drive, and keep it under the speed limit.

Winfred Floyd Has Been Located

**UPDATE 04/25/17 5:48pm**
Mr. Floyd has been located, and we would like to thank everyone who has helped search and who has shared his information.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the media assist us in the immediate distribution of a Mattie’s Call for a Winfred Bryson Floyd. Mr. Floyd is an 81 year old white male last seen in the area of Windy Valley Drive in Douglasville, Georgia on 4/24/2017 at approximately 2:00PM. Windy Valley Drive is in the heart of Douglas County located between the Highway 5 and Chapel Hill Road. His picture is attached. We are unaware of what he was wearing when he left the area that he was last seen and the picture attached is not what he was wearing at the time of his departure. Please be on the lookout for Mr. Floyd and contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 770-949-5656 with any sightings or information on the location of Mr. Floyd.

Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Organization Busted

In early February 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division identified a major drug trafficking organization originating in Douglas County and operating in Douglas, Fulton, and Cobb Counties. Investigators identified multiple individuals, who were distributing trafficking amounts of Methamphetamine across the West Georgia region. As a result of this case, a large-scale operation has been dismantled. We estimate this organization is responsible for bringing and distributing in excess of 50lbs of methamphetamine in a two-month period.

On April 19-20, 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office conducted raids/search warrants that produced multiple pounds of methamphetamine, marijuana, US currency and real property. This is an on-going investigation and more arrest/searches are forthcoming.

Sheriff Tim Pounds would like to thank the Georgia State Patrol, Fulton County Police Department, MCS (Marietta Cobb Smyrna task force), and all of our deputies and investigators who have worked tirelessly around the clock to help bring down this major drug organization distributing narcotics in our community.

In custody:

  • Juvenal Castaneda
  • Wesley Paige
  • John Cook
  • Maria Mora
  • Megan Minter
  • Veronica Bosworth
  • Nicole Meece
  • Christle Parker
  • Britney Lawrence
  • Amber Perry
  • Jermaude Earl
  • Barry Orr
  • Keith Paine
  • Donald Bailey
  • Clint Wilson
  • Joshua Hargrove
  • Brittney Beal
  • Kenneth Todd Beaver

(Pictured: Lt. Jewell and K-9 Big searching a suspect’s car for additional evidence with Sheriff Tim Pounds and Chief Deputy Kenneth Conner.)

Lithia Springs High School Threat of Violence

On 4/13/17, the Sheriffs Office received information about a rumor being spread on social media that claimed that a student may have plans to carry out an act of violence against the school.

These rumors have been investigated by the School Resource Officer assigned to Lithia Springs High by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. There is no reason to believe that anything has happened or is being planned against Lithia Springs High School at this time. Anyone with concerns about this situation, or future issues at any of the Douglas County schools, can call Sergeant Jesse Hambrick at 770 577 5106.

Changing of the Signs

The Sheriff’s Community Outreach Program & Education (SCOPE) Division has received new Community Watch signs and will be replacing the old ones throughout the county. If you are interested in starting a Community Watch for you neighborhood or subdivision, call Sgt. Traci Sullivan at 678-486-1214 or email her at tsullivan@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.