HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators executed a search warrant at a residence off Sims Circle in Hiawassee Thursday, May 10, 2018, following an extensive joint investigation conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.
During the course of an undercover investigation, numerous drug purchases were made.
A total street value of over $7,000 in illegal drugs were seized from the residence, following the execution of the search warrant.
Samuel Dwayne Hedden, 63, was arrested by Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and charged with five counts of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, involving the sale of marijuana, four counts involving the sale of Xanax, three counts involving the sale of methamphetamine, and one count for possession of drug-related objects.
In addition, Hedden was charged with one count of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
The investigation remains open and ongoing. Additional charges are likely.