Highway safety checks continue to clean up Towns’ streets

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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.

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Sheriff Henderson with the drugs and paraphernalia discovered from safety checks. Courtesy of Towns County Sheriff Office.

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.

Christa Lee Patterson

Christa Lee Patterson

Carl Loren Palmer

Carl Loren Palmer

Carlos Dwaine Palmer

Carlos Dwaine Palmer

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Aimee Fay Fannin

1 Comment

  1. Craig O. May 6, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Thank you Sheriff and team. Our community is too wonderful and beautiful to let slide into the rest of general societies “oblivion”. Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County FL. Conducts many such safety initiatives with great success for his Central FL. county towns & cities. God Bless you all for your attempts to keep Towns County safe and beautiful.

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