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.)