Multiple drug charges lodged
On May 10, law enforcement officers searched a Towns County residence and more than $7,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized, according to a release from the Towns County Sheriff’s Office. It also led to the arrest of a 63 year-old man who faces multiple drug charges.
Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators concluded what they say had been an “extensive joint investigation” assisted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. The investigation concluded with the execution of a search warrant at a residence off Sims Road in Hiawassee which led to the arrest of Samuel Dwayne Hedden, of Hiawassee. Sheriff Chris Clinton said in the news release that numerous drug purchases had been made during the course of their undercover investigation.