By KATIE JUSTICE, firstname.lastname@example.org
After the recent arrests of two persons on drug-related charges, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens to alert law enforcement of any suspicious activities.
According to a Feb. 12 press release from Sheriff Janis Mangum, two recent drug-related arrests were reported in Jackson County, including one which resulted from an undercover investigation.
Benjamin Jefferson Findley, 52, of Buford, was arrested Jan. 26 on multiple charges including being in possession of methamphetamine. Findley was found passed out in his car at Dry Pond Store after a 911 call. He was awakened and found to be under the influence of alcohol and had been driving with a suspended or revoked license, He also had an open container of alcohol within the car.
During Findley’s arrest, methamphetamine was discovered. Findley was charged with possession of methamphetamine, diving while license was suspended or revoked, public intoxication and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
The drugs and vehicle were seized.
Ashley Virginia McElroy, 31, of Winder, was arrested Jan. 30 on drug-related charges after she sold a Schedule III controlled substance during an undercover drug operation. She was found to be in possession of a large quantity of the substance and was charged with the sale of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction and possession of pills not in the original container.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens to notify local law enforcement of any suspicious persons, crimes, or any other relevant information by calling 911 or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 706-367-8718.