Alert White County deputy makes drug bust


CLEVELAND, Ga. — An alert White County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a car turn onto Daybreak Road and turn off its lights during the pre-dawn hours today. That action heightened the deputies suspicion, especially because it was dark and raining the time and visibility was poor.

The deputy decided to investigate and he approached two people standing outside the car in the rain.  He witnessed one of these people throw a small quantity of methamphetamine in the floorboard of the car and requested assistance from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO).

Authorities searched the car and found approximately six ounces of methamphetamine, two ounces of marijuana, various prescription pills and $4,677.  The street value of the illegal narcotics is approximately $20,000.

Melissa Jane Grizzle, 41, of Alto, David Bryan Ferguson, 38, of  Flowery Branch and Cassandra Lynelle Medlock, 28, of Sautee Nachoochee were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

They were transported to the White County Detention Center.  This investigation continues and additional charges are pending.

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, Jackson County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County and Franklin County, along with the Cleveland Police Department, Lavonia Police Department, the Toccoa Police Department, the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.



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