5 Adults Arrested In Rossville Drug Bust; 2 Juveniles Found In Home

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

During a joint investigation by the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force and the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office, five people were arrested in a Rossville drug bust.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at 331 S. Center St.  As a result of the search, six ounces of methamphetamine "Ice", $2,500 in cash and a firearm were seized. The "Ice"
has a street value of approximately $8,000.

Two juveniles living in the residence were taken into state custody by the Department of Famiiy and Chi|dren's Services.

Arrests ínciude:

1. Michael Robert Burrows, age 22

331 S. Center Street, Rossville, GA

2. Jared Youngblood, age 19

70  Drive, Ringgold, GA

3. Tommy Christopher Brannon, age 25

190 Keller Road, Rossville, GA

4. Veronica Garcia, age 27

331 S. Center Street, Rossvìlle, GA

5. Mary Angelia Groce, age 26

331 S. Center Street, Rossvìlle, GA

They were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of amphetamine, trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of marijuana less than one ounce.


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