Registered Sex Offender Arrested In Whitfield County On Multiple Charges

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sheriff Scott Chitwood with the items seized
Sheriff Scott Chitwood with the items seized

A Whitfield County man has been arrested on multiple charges.

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office received information that one of its registered sex offenders was not living at the address (on Hester Circle) he was registered to live at and he was actually living at a location on Maple Grove Drive.

Information was also developed that the offender had been selling marijuana from this residence. On Thursday morning, narcotics officers from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office and State Probation officers went to the residence where the suspect had been staying, at 3234 Maple Grove Drive.

A search of the suspect’s living quarters was conducted and investigators recovered around $50,000 worth of marijuana and methamphetamine. Seized were 11 pounds of marijuana, almost one pound of methamphetamine, a handgun, and over $7,000. Two children (belonging to his girlfriend) were also discovered living in the residence, which is a violation of his status of probation as a sex offender.

Trinidad Saenz, 25, of 3234 Maple Grove Drive, Dalton, was taken into custody and charged with trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and failure to register (correct residence) as a sex offender.

He is being held without bond.

 


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