meth in a baggie

by Robin Kemp

The Clayton County Police Department, along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, carried out a massive drug raid in Hampton December 16, the GBI announced January 8.

Officers raided homes at 310 Robin Hood Lane, 75 Little John Trail, 11550 Turner Road, and 341 Wood Road, Apt. A.

The investigation, which started in October 2020, netted more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine worth $12,000 on the street.

They also recovered a stolen motorcycle, nine firearms, five vehicles, and about $41,436.70 in drug money.

Those arrested and charged are:

  • Joshua Harrison, 38, Hampton: Trafficking Methamphetamine, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony, Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon – Butts County Jail
  • James Phillips, 48, Lee State Prison, Georgia: Conspiracy Trafficking Methamphetamine, Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization – Lee State Prison
  • Brittany Mobley, 31, HamptonTrafficking Methamphetamine – Butts County Jail
  • Kimberly Chapman, 53, Gay: Trafficking Methamphetamine – Butts County Jail
  • Jimmy Rogers, 61, Thomaston: Trafficking Methamphetamine – Upson County Jail
  • Xavier Banfield, 36, Helen: Trafficking Methamphetamine – Butts County Jail
  • Shaquilla Jones, 25, Hazlehurst: Trafficking Methamphetamine – Butts County Jail
  • Steve Yancey, 57, Williamson: Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony – Spalding County Jail
  • Terry Williams, 61, Hampton: Possession/Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony – Spalding County Jail
  • Roderic Smith, 42, Jonesboro: Conspiracy to Trafficking of Methamphetamine, Using a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony – Spalding County Jail
  • Misty Jones, 33, Forest Park: Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances – Henry County Jail
  • Brandon Hilton, 35, Hampton: Trafficking of Methamphetamine – Henry County Jail
  • William Davis, 62, Hampton: Possession of Methamphetamine – Henry County Jail
  • Nicholas Fountain, 27, Hampton: Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – Spalding County Jail

The following people have warrants out for their arrest:

Also taking part in the investigation were the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Upson County Sheriff’s Office, Upson County Drug Task Force, Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force, and the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

The West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is comprised of GBI Special Agents and GBI Task Force Agents from the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Villa Rica Police Department, Heard County Sheriff’s Office, LaGrange Police Department, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Atlanta Police Department, Fairburn Police Department, Newnan Police Department, and Bowdon Police Department.

The Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force is led by a GBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Task Force Agents from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Tallapoosa Police Department, and Dallas Police Department.