North Georgia Drug Task Force and Lavonia Police Department Arrest Tennessee man for Trafficking Methamphetamine

August 26, 2016

Lavonia, GA – On August 14, 2016, Travis Shelton Courtner, 33 years old, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of Xanax (a schedule IV drug), giving false name and date of birth, and two counts of obstructing of a law enforcement officer.

Lavonia Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle with Tennessee license plates on the vehicle that had been running for two hours with no one in the vehicle.

The Lavonia Police Officer arrived on scene and observed a prescription pill lying in plain view inside the vehicle. The officer encountered Courtner in the roadway who provided them with a false name. As a result, Courtner was arrested for providing a false name and obstruction.

The North Georgia Drug Task Force was called to the scene and initiated an investigation with the Lavonia Police resulting in the seizure of approximately a 1/2 pound of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $9,000.00. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible.

The North Georgia Drug Task Force is a Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force comprised of the following agencies: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Lavonia Police Department, Elberton Police Department, and Hartwell Police Department. The North Georgia Drug Task Force is supervised by a supervisory agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


Contact: J. Michael Marlar, Assistant Special Agent in Charge | 706-384-2450