Carrollton, GA (September 11, 2020)  –  On Thursday, September 10, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force executed a series of search warrants and arrest warrants resulting in the arrest of 15 persons. Search warrants were executed at 138 Hunters Lake Drive in Villa Rica, 578 Sandhill Hulett Road in Villa Rica, 361 Williams Road in Villa Rica, 125 Robindale Lane in Temple, and 557 Remington Lane in Acworth. This investigation began in January 2020. The investigation and subsequent search warrants resulted in the seizure of more than 38 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $530,000, a quantity of marijuana, a quantity of illicit pharmaceuticals, 11 firearms, 34 vehicles from drug proceeds, and approximately $200,000 in U.S. Currency from drug proceeds. More charges and arrests are pending. The following people were arrested:

  • Freddy Strickland, age 44, Villa Rica, Georgia – Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Denzel Isaiah Strickland, age 26, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Latiffany Andrews Gibbons, age 38, Bowdon, Georgia – Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Nathaniel Seth Edwards, age 25, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Andregus Miquel Sparks, age 41, Temple, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Stephanie Diane Keeton, age 36, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony, Possession of Methamphetamines with the Intent to Distribute
  • Corey Michael Evans, age 40, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Donald Ray Dickerson, age 60, Temple, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Jason Lee West, age 39, Roopville, Georgia - Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Vincente Dwight Brown, age 43, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Michael Albert Patterson, age 37, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Shea Lynn Holland, age 45, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Lindsey Ann Hale, age 27, Villa Rica, Georgia – Conspiracy to Possession of Methamphetamines, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony
  • Samantha Lee Green, age 23, Temple, Georgia – Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances
  • Christopher Harper, age 35, Temple, Georgia – Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

The West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is comprised of GBI Special Agents and GBI Task Force Agents from the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Villa Rica Police Department, Heard County Sheriff’s Office, LaGrange Police Department, Fayetteville Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Fairburn Police Department, Newnan Police Department and the Bowdon Police Department.

The Haralson/Paulding Drug Task Force is led by a GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Task Force Agents from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Tallapoosa Police Department and Dallas Police Department.

Contact Special Agent in Charge

Daniel Sims