clear
Saturday February 6th, 2016 10:49PM

Agents in Barrow arrest 7 in two drug busts

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
WINDER - Authorities in Barrow County Monday morning announced the arrest of seven people in two drug raids conducted last week.

The latest bust happened Friday at 755 Ridgeside Road in Bethlehem, where agents with the sheriff's office crime task force arrested five people. According to authorities, deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia throughout the house.

Henry Dewayne Aikens, Timothy Lee Mize, and Sandra Hope Hinkson were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Cody Alan Conn and Courtney Renee Patterson were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

On Wednesday, investigators made two arrests at 166 North Fifth Avenue, Apt. C, in Winder. Agents seized a quarter pound of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $5000 on the street, and over $26,000 in cash.

Both residents, Don J. Newton and Laurie Bales, were arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

Both cases are the culmination of a months-long investigation, according to the sheriff's office.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 3 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
Rubio faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his...
10:45PM ( 4 minutes ago )
More than 20 people arrested by Georgia, Tennessee authorities on sex-related charges
Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to sex trafficking and online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia.
By The Associated Press
6:00PM ( 4 hours ago )
Hall County plans discussion of South Hall traffic signals, maintenance of I-985 exits
Discussions involving the need for more traffic signals in the South Hall area and the maintenance of exits along I-985 in that part of the county are planned by the county commission Monday.
3:00PM ( 7 hours ago )
Labor department, VA team up for employment workshops for veterans
State labor officials are teaming up later this month with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on a couple of employment workshops in north Georgia designed specifically for veterans.
12:01PM ( 10 hours ago )
Neighborhood watch program partners with Hall County Sheriff's Office
​Hall County authorities have partnered with a neighborhood watch website to increase efforts in county neighborhoods.
10:02AM ( 12 hours ago )