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Investigative Efforts Between Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Results in Seizure and Recovery

09/18/2019

By Rome Police Department

Rome Police PatchOn September 17, 2019, the culmination of investigative efforts between multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure and recovery of more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine, numerous firearms, prescription pills, seizure of multiple vehicles, plus U.S. Currency. This resulted in the arrest of more than 20 individuals, some of whom were active members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood criminal street gang. Among those arrested were Christopher Shane Smith, a documented, high ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood criminal street gang who was released from prison on July 15, 2019 after serving a lengthy sentence for several violent charges, including Aggravated Assault and Burglary. Smith’s girlfriend, Amanda Lynn Dempsey, also a self-proclaimed member of the Aryan Brotherhood criminal street gang, and Debra Dempsey were arrested during a search warrant executed by Rome Floyd SWAT, Polk County DTF, Rome Floyd Metro Task Force at 106 Formby Trail, Aragon, Polk County GA 30104 where over a pound of methamphetamine, multiple firearms, and items related to the white supremacist gang activity were recovered. Two of the recovered firearms had previously been reported stolen.

On September 16, 2019, Chad Carver Garrison and Jennifer Fowler Garrison were taken into custody in Floyd County, Georgia when combined efforts between the Polk County DTF, Rome/Floyd Metro Task Force and other law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at 15 Eden Drive, Rome, Floyd County, GA 30165 where a quantity of methamphetamine and multiple firearms were recovered as well as other items indicative of illegal drug distribution.

Arrests include:
Chad Carver Garrison of 15 Eden Drive, Rome, Floyd County, GA
Jennifer Fowler Garrison of 15 Eden Drive, Rome, Floyd County, GA
Amanda Lynn Dempsey of 106 Formby Trail Aragon, Polk County, GA
Christopher Shane Smith of 106 Formby Trail Aragon, Polk County, GA
Debra Lynne Dempsey of 106 Formby Trail Aragon, Polk County, GA
Charles Logan Willis Sr. aka “Ding Ding Charlie” of various Motels in Floyd and Polk County
Chassity Brianna Cronan of various Motels in Floyd and Polk County
Nancie Camilla Hodges, aka “Millie Barrett” of 415 Sciple Street, Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Joshua Lewis Owens of 2930 Cedartown Hwy Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Natasha Hope Emmett of 2930 Cedartown Hwy Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Danny Glynn Dorris of 106 Formby Trail Aragon, Polk County, GA
Ricky Lee Bradford aka “T-Bone” 4192 Collard Valley Rd, Aragon, Polk County, GA
Jason Michael Moore of 50 N. Bellview Rd Aragon, GA
Gary Franklin Owens aka “Jug” of 2930 Cedartown Hwy Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Johnny Shane Estes of 600 Pine Rd, Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Kayla Lasha Smith of 599 Clarkwood Rd, Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Pagan Elaine Nails, aka “Pagan Goss” of 236 Pea Ridge Rd Rockmart, GA
Jimmy Carlton Spencer of 18 Hilltop Dr Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Justin Dean Bullard of 533 Pine Mountain Rd Rockmart, Polk County, GA
Cecily Grace Summerville of 533 Pine Mountain Rd Rockmart, Polk County, GA

The above listed offenders were charged with and/or will be charged with various drug and gang related crimes to include, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine,  Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Possess Schedule II Narcotics (Opioids), Possession of Firearms by Convicted Felons, Possession of Firearms During the Commission of a Crime, Illegal Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, and Use of a Telecommunications Device to Facilitate Drug Transactions.

Due to the combined efforts of Polk County Drug Task Force, Rome Floyd Metro Task Force, GBI West Metro RDEO, DEA, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Georgia Department of Corrections Criminal Investigation Division, Department of Corrections Intelligence Unit, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit DA’s Office, Floyd County DA’s Office, Polk County Police Department, Cedartown Police Department, Rockmart Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and K9 Units from Cedartown Police Department, Polk County Police Department, Rome Police Department, and Floyd County Police Department, the safety and well-being of the residents of Polk and Floyd County have been positively impacted as a result of this detailed joint operation. These cases are being prosecuted by Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit and Floyd County District Attorney’s Office.

The case is still on-going and additional arrests and charges are expected as the investigation progresses.

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