March 30, 2012
- Inmate Work Detail
- Last week Outside Inmate Work Detail cut down and cleaned up 6 dead trees at Boundary Waters Park to eliminate the danger of them falling on park visitors.
- On Monday 03-26-12 Outside Inmate Work Detail helped Douglasville City Parks lay 18 pallets of sod at Hunter Park.
March 29, 2012
- Another Scam:
- We were notified today about another scam being tried on our citizens. The targeted victim reports she was contacted by a person claiming to be a D.E.A. agent from California. This person told our victim that she must wire $5000.00 to them because they had a warrant for a crime that is alleged to have occurred 10 years ago. The phone number the scammer called from is 510-725-4005. If you receive a phone call from anyone telling you to wire money to pay a fine or avoid arrest don't do it until you have contacted your local law enforcement agency. The Drug Enforcement Administration does not make arrests over the telephone. If they really have a warrant, a local agent will show up and talk to you in person.
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March 28, 2012
- Special Investigation Division
- On March 27, 2012 Governor Deal signed into Law SB 370 "Chase's Law". This legislation makes the possession and or sale of synthetic marijuana illegal in the state of Georgia. The previous legislation made certain chemicals illegal which were contained in synthetic marijuana. Manufacturers of the products were able to circumvent the law by changing the chemical make up of the different types of synthetic marijuana which was available on the market. This change in the law prevents this from happening in the future. A link to the bill is listed below.
Any businesses that are selling these products at this time should make themselves familiar with the law and properly dispose of all types of synthetic marijuana or their by products immediately. If needed you may contact the Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Division and turn over the products to be destroyed according to Sheriff's Office policy. Enforcement action will take place at businesses that do not comply.
March 23, 2012
- Special Investigation Division
- The Sheriffs office Special Investigation Division arrested 11 people over the course of the past few days who were operating a drug distribution ring in Douglas County and Metro Atlanta. The investigation started approximately six months ago after agents received a tip about possible drug sales occurring in the county. Sheriff's investigators moved on the information and discovered a group of individuals selling marijuana and cocaine to numerous people in the community. Agents were able to identify five of these people (Michael McDonald, Sheila Williams, David Summerour, Patrick Ringley and Damion Clark) as local distributors operating in the county. Each of these individuals were found to be purchasing drugs and moving them to other sources in the county. The main source of the drug distribution was identified as a Michael McDonald. Mr. McDonald has been connected to well over 50 drug transactions in our area during this time frame. It is also suspected that McDonald has been operating in the community for an extended period of time. Several of the people who McDonald was selling to were turning around and selling to other people in the community. Over the course of the investigation agents were able to identify the source of a majority of the drugs coming from a residence in Dekalb County. A Dewan Marlow was taken into custody after agents executed a search warrant at his residence in Dekalb County. Agents were able to recover a couple of pounds of marijuana and several firearms. Agents also executed a search warrant at the residence where McDonald and Williams lived in Douglas County. A trafficking amount of cocaine, half a pound of marijuana and ecstasy (MDMA) was recovered along with a firearm. Other individuals were also taken into custody based on their involvement in the overall investigation. Those arrested appeared before the local magistrate this morning. More arrests are pending.
Anyone who may have additional information concerning this group of individuals is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division.