Ellenwood, GA and Decatur, GA (February 9, 2024) – The GBI arrested and charged Vincent Simon, age 39, of Ellenwood, Georgia, on February 6, 2024, with Violations of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act following a joint drug investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the DeKalb County Police Department. 

The GBI and the DeKalb County Police Department executed two search warrants in the 2900 block of Ward Lake Way, Ellenwood, GA and 3400 block of Misty Valley Road, Decatur, GA. During the search warrant executions, the GBI seized approximately 135 pounds of suspected marijuana, approximately 405 grams of suspected cocaine, approximately 2 kilograms of MDMA/ecstasy, and 45 firearms.  

Simon was taken into custody and booked at the DeKalb County Jail. Further arrests and charges are pending in this ongoing investigation.  

Multiple agencies conducted this investigation to make an impact on the current street level drug distribution within DeKalb County and promote a safer place for productive citizens. 

The West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, and the DeKalb County Police Department need your help. If you have information related to drug activity, you are encouraged to call (770) 830-1375. 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 West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a GBI led multi-jurisdictional drug task force consisting of GBI Agents, the Carrollton Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Heard County Sheriff’s Office, Bowdon Police Department, Newnan Police Department, Villa Rica Police Department, the LaGrange Police Department, and the Georgia Army National Guard. 


Special Agent in Charge Dan Sims