Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and the Upson County Multi-jurisdictional Task Force along with the Georgia Department of Parole executed numerous search warrants with multiple arrest on March 26, 2015.
“We had several back to back operations that we conducted on Friday, March 26, 2015 regarding the sale of and possession of narcotics. Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office personnel along with the Multi-jurisdictional Task Force executed a search warrant at 70 Teal Lane, Luthersville, Ga. Agents seized over 18 grams of methamphetamine, 9 grams of crack cocaine and over 37 grams of marijuana during the search of this location. The seized drugs have an estimated street value of over three thousand three hundred dollars. Deputies and Drug Agents also seized property that had altered serial numbers which are believed to be proceeds of the drug trade from this location. Warrants have been obtained for the offender in this matter, identified as Michael D. Marshall, B/M, 37 years of age, of 70 Teal Lane, Luthersville, Ga. for possession of these drugs with intent to distribute. This incident is an active investigation with additional charges pending.” Sheriff Smith stated.
“Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office personnel along with the Multi-jurisdictional Task Force executed a search warrant at 1 Maple Street, Manchester, Georgia. This is the second time that we have executed a search warrant at this location in the last two years. Agents seized marijuana from this location during the execution of this search warrant. Arrested was Tony Hall, B/M, 44 years of age, charges possession of marijuana, Elias Tuck, B/M, 25 years of age, possession of marijuana, and Raven Hall, B/F, possession of marijuana and probation violation out of the Manchester Police Department. Additional Charges are pending in reference to GBI Crime Lab results.” Sheriff Smith advised.
“We also had a request for assistance for the arrest of wanted fugitive by the Georgia Department of Parole at 441 Mulberry Road, Senoia, Meriwether County, Georgia. Meriwether County Sheriff’s Deputies, Multi-jurisdictional Task Force Agents and Officers with the Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole conducted a surveillance operation at the location in an attempt to locate and arrest Sean P. Smith, W/M, 41 years of age of that address. While conducting surveillance of the location Agents observed Sean Smith in the yard area of this secluded residence. Agents began to converge on the location from their hidden positions in the woods surrounding the location. As they made approach Sean Smith fled back into the front of the residence and then turned and fled toward the wood line where additional Officers with the Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole were waiting. They were able to successfully take Sean Smith into custody. A search of the residence revealed glass smoking devices with methamphetamine. Agents searched the residence and located over 31 grams of methamphetamine and over 32 grams of marijuana. The seizure of the drugs had an estimated street value of over four thousand two hundred dollars. Sean Smith was transported to the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Jail for the offenses of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana more than an ounce and Parole Violation. Sean Smith has 30 years remaining on Parole and is being held without bond at the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Jail.” Sheriff Chuck Smith stated.