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Union County’s Most Wanted still at large from large methamphetamine drug bust

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Blairsville, GA – On Thursday, June 22nd , 2017, 34 people were arrested and warrants were issued for 4 others. One of those ‘others’ has since been apprehended and arrested; but the three remaining are currently Union County’s Most Wanted because, according to UCSO Captain Chad Deyton and UCSO Sgt. Tyler Miller, they are the ringleaders.

Union County’s Most Wanted still at large from largest methamphetamine drug bust in Union County history.  Still at large as of this writing are Michael Edward Parker, James Keith Cordle and Bridgette Maria Banks.

If anyone should see or might know the whereabouts of any of these persons, please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 439-6066 immediately.

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Joint Effort Nets Gilmer County’s Largest Methamphetamine Bust


Gilmer County, GA

In a joint effort by the Gilmer Sheriff’s Office, Zell Miller Mtn Parkway Drug Task Force, the Ga Dept of Community Supervision (Probation/Parole) and Pre-trial probation officer Larry Clemens, officers netted the largest Methamphetamine bust in Gilmer history.

On Wednesday, August 9, information during an investigation led officers to a residence on the upper end of Big Creek Rd where Joey David Abernathy resided.

During a search of the residence, a “kilo” ( 2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine was discovered.  Abernathy was taken into custody for Trafficking Methamphetamine and probation violation.      


Sheriff Stacy Nicholson stated he attributes this arrest to three things: team effort, probation officer Larry Clemens having his “ear to the ground” and the recent man power increase of the drug task force. (All three sheriff’s associated with ZMMPDTF have recently detached an employee to the existing man power effectively doubling its personnel.)

Locals charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Schedule One Drug


Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said “We are still fighting the war on drugs in Gilmer County”

as Gilmer County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives raided two homes early Friday morning, March 31st, as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

Larry Hill


Larry Hill, age 70, was arrested at his residence at 6129 Chatsworth Highway on Friday after the execution of a Search Warrant by the Criminal Investigations Division. He was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Schedule One Drug, a highly concentrated THC oil. Weighing scales and a money counter was also confiscated along with almost $31,000 in cash which authorities say are all fruits of the crime of drug distribution.

Simultaneously, authorities executed a second Search Warrant at the residence of Larry Hill’s son, Danny Hill,Danny Hill

age 51, at 11362 Chatsworth Highway. Authorities confiscated additional processed marijuana and 117 marijuana plants from a multi-stage indoor marijuana growing operation. Danny Hill was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Other charges related to possession of marijuana will be forthcoming.

Both father and son appeared to have been conspiring together to provide the illegal substance here in Gilmer and Murray County

Officer Tony Pritchett Makes Drug Bust of Marijuana and Cash!

Police & Government

Drug Bust

Fetch Your News Spoke to the arresting officer,  According to Officer Tony Pritchett, He made a routine traffic stop for failure to maintain lanes. Officer Pritchett felt like he had probable cause to search the vehicle. The Search of the vehicle came up with over 6 oz of  Marijuana and $1000.00 cash. A arrest was made and Fetch Your News will follow up with a update the first of next week.

Tony Pritchett

East Ellijay Drug Bust


Methamphetamine Lab In Ellijay Seized

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On August 29th Gilmer County Deputies and Probation Officers with felony probation conducted an investigation at 179 Squirrel Lane in Ellijay. (more…)


Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office and DTF Agents make marijuana arrests

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Sheriff Stacy Nicholson releases the following information today regarding marijuana arrest.

Deputies, Drug Task Force agents, and officers with the Governor’s Drug Task Force located marijuana plants on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in the Old Pleasant Valley Drive area of Gilmer County.

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