Sheriff details arrests in meth operation in Whitfield County

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The thread is unraveling on a methamphetamine distribution network in Whitfield County, according to the Sheriff.

Back in December, the Narcotics Unit of the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Department identified Michael David Wade as the leader of a drug organization.

For the next several months, they began making drug buys from him, and noting his contacts.

On Wednesday, they began rounding them up.

They are charging 13 of them with various drug charges.

The Sheriff notes that most had previous drug arrests.

Here is the list.

1. Michael Wade 04/12/1969, 306 Crystal Place Apt. 7 Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Sale of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
2. Misty Dawn Southern 07/03/1979, 306 Crystal Place Apt. 7 Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
3. Charles Justin Davenport 12/31/1986, 176 Winding Lane Trenton, GA 30752, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a schedule IV narcotic, Possession of a schedule II Narcotic, Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
4. Matthew Howard Sweat 01/29/1979, 141 Secretariat Way Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Possession of a schedule II narcotic, Possession of a schedule IV narcotic, Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
5. Gordon Patrick Livingston 03/31/1964, 4509 Crest Way Cohutta, GA 30710, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
6. Kevin Charles Turner 11/03/1983, 2408 Antioch Road Apt. 501 Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
7. Perry Collins Davis Jr. 04/23/1956, 409 East Hawthorne Street Apt. 8 Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
8. Michael Harris Johnson 04/23/961, 897 East Summit Drive Apt. 15 Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
9. Aaron Chadwick Pickel 11/09/1971, 105 North Goose Hill Road Rocky Face, GA 30740, charged with Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
10. David Webster Newberry 06/30/1969, 189 Newberry Farm Road Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
11. Terri Lachaun Davenport 09/10/1969, 1231 Caylor Drive Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
12. Teddy Mitchell Blassingame 05/08/1964, 1308 Underwood Street Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of tools for the commission of a crime, Conspiracy to VGCSA, and Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction.
13. Laura Ann Osorio 01/01/1985, 1013 North Glenwood Avenue Dalton, GA 30721, charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

The Narcotics Unit is still looking for four other suspects from their investigation.

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