Eleven Arrested Following Drug Investigation in Haralson County, GA

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PRESS RELEASE– The GBI has arrested and charged eleven people following a joint drug investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Northwest Georgia Drug Task Force, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Troup County Sheriff’s Office, the DEA Birmingham District Office Task Force Group 42, and 7th Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Unit.

11 Arrested:

· Daniel Lee Provo, age 39, of Haralson County, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

· Clarissa Carla King, age 44, of Haralson County, charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

· Oakley John Evans, age 41, of Haralson County, charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

· David Bell, age 67, of Haralson County, was arrested on previous outstanding warrants.

· Michael Bryan Reynolds, age 59, of Haralson County, charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

· Joseph Todd Youngblood, age 46, of Haralson County, charged with conspiracy to purchase methamphetamine.

· Matthew Wilson Strickland, age 44, of Troup County, charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and four counts of possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

· Natasha Brazil, age 38, of Troup County, charged with possession of methamphetamine.

· Deanna Marie Bunner, age 45, of Carroll County, charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

· Candace Dawn Awbrey, age 27, of Heard County, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Donald Wayne Massey, age 34, of Cleburne County, Alabama, charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine.

In September of 2023, the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office began investigating Daniel Provo. Through the investigation, agents identified members of a drug trafficking organization living in Haralson, Carroll, Heard, and Troup counties in Georgia and Cleburne County, Alabama. On November 9, 2023, agents executed an operation that involved search warrants at Provo’s home in Temple, GA, King’s home in Buchanan, GA, and Strickland’s home in Lagrange, GA. Police made several arrests outside of the search warrants as a part of the investigation.

During the operation, agents seized around 4 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine, 2 pounds of suspected marijuana, 6 firearms, and around $14,000.

Provo, Awbrey, Reynolds, King, Evans, Massey, Bunner, and Bell were booked into the Haralson County Jail. Youngblood was booked into the Cleburne County, Alabama Jail. Strickland and Brazil were booked into the Troup County Jail.

Multiple agencies conducted this investigation to make an impact on the current street level drug distribution within Haralson, Carroll, Heard, and Troup counties in Georgia and Cleburne County, Alabama, and promote a safer place for productive citizens.

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