Whitfield Officers Find $50,000 In Meth At Dalton House

Friday, October 19, 2012

Whitfield County Sheriff's personnel made two arrests after finding $50,000 in meth at a Dalton house.

A Sheriff’s Department investigator assigned to the Safe Street Task Force received information that a large quantity of methamphetamine was inside a residence at 4671 Old Dixie Highway. On Friday at 9:10 a.m., task force members and agents from the Department of Probation and Parole executed a search warrant at the residence.

Approximately one pound of methamphetamine with a street value of $48,000-$50,000 was located inside the residence. Investigators also located and seized over $11,000 in cash and two firearms from inside the residence.

Gary Wayne Griggs Jr., 36, of 4671 Old Dixie Highway, was taken into custody. Griggs has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and a parole violation. He is being held in the Whitfield County Jail.

At the time the search warrant was executed a man who had been visiting Griggs was sitting outside in a vehicle at the residence. A small amount of methamphetamine and over $1,000 in cash was seized from him.

He was identified as Kenneth Swan, 32, of 212 Hummingbird Lane, Calhoun, Ga. Swan was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

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