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From left: Carter, Griffin, Lott, Maldonado, Murphy, Sherrod, Torelli. Submitted photo From left: Carter, Griffin, Lott, Maldonado, Murphy, Sherrod, Torelli.

The Coffee County Drug Unit announces the following recent drug-related arrests:

 

Sept. 27 - A concerned citizen contacted law enforcement about a suspicious vehicle in a local neighborhood. Coffee County deputies responded, along with the Coffee County Drug Unit, to investigate further. As a result of the investigation, the driver, identified as Hal Donald Griffin, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

 

Sept. 27 - The Coffee County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a local residence. As a result of the search, Farrah Carter was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

 

Sept. 29 - A Coffee County K-9 unit was requested to assist the Georgia State Patrol with a traffic stop. Following a brief investigation, Timothy Lott was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

 

Sept. 30 - Probationer Joel Sherrod was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine following a search of his residence.

 

Oct. 12 - The Coffee County Drug Unit concluded a methamphetamine trafficking investigation by conducting a traffic stop on a wanted probationer, David Michael Torelli. Also in the vehicle was an individual identified as Cassie Nicole Murphy, who was suspected of concealing evidence. A further search was conducted, and it was determined that Murphy concealed over an ounce of suspected methamphetamine. A search of their residence was also conducted, and firearms were seized. As a result of the investigation, Torelli was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Murphy was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

 

Oct. 12 - The Coffee County Drug Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. A search was conducted, and suspected cocaine was located. The driver, Juan Maldonado, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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