Multi-Agency Operation Nets A Pound Of Meth

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A joint operation conducted by drug detectives and officers from the Dalton Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and Tunnel Hill Police Department resulted in four arrests and the confiscation of more than a pound of methamphetamine. 


Ivan E. Gallegos-Vega, 22, of 5760 Mableton Parkway in Mableton, Rigoberto Carreno, 20, of 231 Fite Street in Cartersville, Guadalupe Villalobos, 27, of 682 Milford Drive in Marietta, and Javier Sanchez, 24, of 6780 Mableton Parkway in Mableton were all arrested in the Oct. 5 “buy bust” operation.  All four are charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine.

After a long-term joint investigation of drug trafficking between the Atlanta area and the Dalton metro area, an undercover operation was set up by an agent of the GBI and drug detectives with the Dalton Police Department.  On Oct. 5, the agents met with the four suspects in Dalton leading to the arrests.  All four suspects were taken into custody and charged.  Agents seized 462.9 grams of methamphetamine (1.02 pounds).


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, TREY MICHAEL  5824 BROWNTOWN ROAD CHATTANOOGA, 37415  Age at Arrest: 23 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VANDALISM/MALICIOUS MISCHIEF --- ANDERSON, BRANDON MONTEZ  2323 PEIDMONT RD ATLANTA, 30324  Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Ramsey, Wamp, Floyd Back Joe Smith For County Commission

Three former elected leaders in Hamilton County on Thursday announced their support for independent candidate Joe Smith for the County Commission seat in District 3. Longtime County Mayor and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey, former Congressman Zach Wamp and former state Rep. Richard Floyd all say they support Mr. Smith for the commission seat vacated by newly elected county assessor ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Knobfather & Me

I’ve seen some beautiful things in my life. I’ve eaten dinner inside the Eiffel Tower with the city of Paris all aglitter below. I’ve been sprayed by champagne in the Dallas Cowboys’ dressing room after they won the Super Bowl. I’ve stood both at the top and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I’ve snorkeled in the Great Exuma islands, learned to snow ski in the Austrian Alps, and ... (click for more)

Quick-Strike Marion County Too Much For Tyner

The Marion County Warriors didn’t do a whole lot offensively in the second half, but they more than made up for it in the first half as they defeated the Tyner Rams by a 25-6 final at Finley Stadium Thursday night. The Warriors were forced to punt on their first possession, but they scored touchdowns on their next four possessions and that was more than enough to secure a big ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Volleyballers Power Past Ooltewah

Signal Mountain unleashed a potent front-line attack on Ooltewah on Thursday and the Lady Eagles blew past the Lady Owls 3-0 in  non-district volleyball action at Edward M. Foster Gymnasium. The set scores were 25-19, 25-22 and 25-15. Signal Mountain’s Aubrie Johnson, Maia Rackel and Olivia Powers combined for 30 kills and that proved to be a deciding factor in the ... (click for more)