Various law enforcement agencies routinely work together in Georgia and elsewhere around the country. This is particularly common when suspicions of drug crimes are involved. Agencies at the local level may join forces with regional, state or even federal agencies to investigate drug operations. A recent arrest was made following an investigation by the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force.
The task force apparently received a tip from the Drug Enforcement Administration that there was alleged drug activity at a home in Henry County. The county's magistrate court issued a search warrant for the residence. During the search, officers reportedly found around 1,250 pounds of marijuana. The man was arrested, but has not been identified by police. The marijuana that was seized was valued between $1 million and $1.25 million, according to officials.
For this investigation, information that led to the arrest came from a federal agency. However, local officers stated that many tips come to them on their Facebook page or a hotline number. The local task force is made up of officers from the Henry County Sheriff's Office as well as the McDonough, Hampton, Locust Grove and Henry County Police Departments.
Anyone charged with drug crimes in Georgia will want to take them seriously. If convicted, a person may face heavy fines or even time in jail. An experienced criminal defense attorney will evaluate any evidence and identify issues to raise during court proceedings. A knowledgeable lawyer can help develop a defense focused on avoiding or minimizing the potential negative impact on a client's life.
Source: gwinnettdailypost.com, "Drug bust at metro-Atlanta home nets $1 million worth of marijuana", Chelsea Prince, Aug. 24, 2017