After multiple overdose incidents in Northeast Georgia counties, drug enforcement officials made three arrests from a group allegedly “responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000.”
The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said the arrests were the result of an 18-month investigation after three known heroin overdose incidents in Habersham, White and Banks counties.
Agents executed two searches in Demorest and Cleveland, which led to $7,000 worth of heroin.
Michelle Dawn Dorsey, 45, of Demorest, Nigel Alan Waddell, 28, of Cornelia, and Tyler Josiah “Big un” Matthews, 26, of Cleveland were charged with trafficking heroin.
Waddell was also charged with possession of marijuana.
According to the drug enforcement office, the investigation targeted a “large-scale heroin trafficking organization” operated by Dorsey.
“The investigation revealed that the group is responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000 in and around the Habersham County area,” according to the drug enforcement office’s news release.
The investigation is ongoing.