Husband and Wife Meth Trafficking Ring Busted in Franklin County

September 7, 2017

Royston, Georgia - On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office received information from the Hart County Sheriff’s Office and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office that William Jerry Fain was trafficking methamphetamine in Franklin, Hart and Elbert Counties.   Franklin County authorities and Officers of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision conducted a search of William Jerry Fain’s residence located at 90 Meadow Brook Drive, Royston, Georgia.  Deputies found 210 grams of methamphetamine, two digital scales with methamphetamine residue, and a methamphetamine pipe in the bathroom.  The street value of the methamphetamine is $23,100. 

William Jerry Fain, 53 and his wife Angela Terri Fain, 46, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession and use of drug related objects. The Fains were transported to the Franklin County Detention Center.

The Department of Family and Children’s Services was contacted regarding a six year old juvenile in the residence.  Communication, cooperation and information sharing between the different agencies was the key element to dismantling this trafficking ring. 

ARDEO encourages citizens to report any suspicious drug activity via IM or at 706-348-7410 or contact your local Sheriff’s Office or Police Department. 

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of the following Sheriff’s Offices: White County, Lumpkin County, Towns County, Banks County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County and Franklin County, along with the Cleveland Police Department, Lavonia Police Department, the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety,, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


Mitchell Posey - Special Agent in Charge | ARDEO | (706) 348-7410