Jackson County, GA (January 19, 2024) - The GBI has arrested Roshuanda Merritt, age 43, of Commerce, GA following a drug investigation in Jackson County. Merritt was charged with criminal attempt to commit sale of marijuana and use of a telecommunication facility to facilitate a felony. 

Prior to the drug investigation, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an unrelated investigation in which investigators discovered Merritt distributed marijuana from her home in Jackson County. In December 2023, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office to investigate Merritt and allegations that she was distributing marijuana. As a result of the investigation, the GBI arrested Merritt. 

Merritt turned herself in on January 19, 2024, and was booked at the Jackson County Jail. 

This is an ongoing investigation.  

If you have information related to drug activity, you are encouraged to call GBI ARDEO at (706) 348-7410. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.  

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that covers 30 counties in North Georgia and consists of the following Sheriff’s Offices and Police Agencies: White County, Lumpkin County, Banks County, Jackson County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County, Franklin County, Gilmer County, Fannin County, the Cleveland Police Department and the Toccoa Police Department, along with the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  


Special Agent in Charge Trent Hillsman

(706) 348-7410