TOWNS COUNTY, Ga – Towns County Deputies executed the largest methamphetamine bust in the county with the arrest of suspect Alex Robinson of Monroe, Ga.
Following a four-month investigation and the three-day round-the-clock operation, a team consisting of the Towns County drug agents, deputies, and Sheriff Ken Henderson converged on a heavily-armed Robinson and arrested him without incident on Thursday, June 17.
Robinson allegedly was found in possession of six pounds of meth, four pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine pills, Xanax, various pills, three handguns, and cash.
Sheriff Henderson released a statement that detailed the distribution of the drugs in Towns County.
“These drugs were targeted for specific locations in Towns County to be cut into smaller amounts and delivered to specific drug dealers in Towns County. This will impact the supply chains of drugs coming into Towns County and sold to our community and youth.
HIAWASSEE, Ga – Increased road safety checks are a part of Sheriff Ken Henderson’s proactive approach to law enforcement in Towns County and so far, they’ve proven successful.
On April 29, Henderson, Highway Safety, and other law enforcement agencies conducted a road safety check in Young Harris. The check resulted in a “major drug bust including cocaine, heroin, 21 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, diazepam and marijuana packaged for sale.”
A K9 unit alerted deputies to the vehicle allegedly containing the drugs.
Three individuals were arrested and charged:
Christa Lee Patterson-Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV-controlled substance, possession and use of drug-related objects.
Carlos Dwaine Palmer-Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV-controlled substance, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession and use of drug-related objects, DUI.
Carl Loren Palmer-Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV-controlled substance, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession and use of drug-related objects.
Last weekend, during a midnight safety check, the stop uncovered another alleged drug arrest along Hwy. 17. Aimee Fay Fannin was charged with:
- -Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
- -Possession of methamphetamine
- -Drugs not in original container
- -Drug-related objects
Chief Deputy Gene Moss wants the citizens of Towns County to understand their calls for a safe community are being heard by the sheriff’s office. Henderson and his deputies will continue to take a proactive approach when dealing with crime in the area.