After hearing complaints about illegal narcotics and stolen items, authorities in White County visited 31 residences and asked “nicely” to search for those things.
One Clermont man ran as soon as officers pulled up, according to authorities.
Adam Chadwick Moody, 41, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine after 4 ounces of the drug were found. Moody was arrested on Skitts Mountain Road.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Mitchell Posey said Moody “ran as we pulled up, so we got him without searching anything.”
The 31 residences searched came from information provided by the public.
“White County authorities responded to the public’s outcry by going to each of the residences and asking nicely to search for illegal narcotics and stolen items. The goal of this operation was to remove all illegal narcotics from our streets and to deter drug dealers from selling illegal narcotics or being in possession of stolen items in White County,” Posey wrote in a news release.
Authorities from the Appalachian Drug Enforcement Office also charged Angel Nicole Piper, 30, with possession of methamphetamine at her Cleveland home after authorities reportedly found a small quantity of the drug at the residence.
The estimated total street value totaled $13,000, and both arrestees were taken to the White County Detention Center.
Cleveland Police, the Department of Community Supervision, the White County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 unit assisted in the operation.