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Habersham raid yields a pound of methamphetamine

By Rob Moore Reporter
CLARKESVILLE - A year-long investigation into illegal drug trafficking activity between Rabun and Habersham counties wrapped up last week.

Monday evening, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell, in conjunction with Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews, reported that members of the Mountain Circuit Narcotics Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team agents, working in conjunction with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and K-9 units, executed a search warrant at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at 701 Hollywood Church Road near Clarkesville.

"The search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately one pound of methamphetamine, having a street value of approximately $14,000, and one handgun," Terrell said.

Lance Owenla Vannortwick, 28, of Clarkesville was arrested for one count of trafficking methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He also faces a parole violation, detention center records show.

Brandon Zackary Coalley, 28, of Tiger, was arrested for one count of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Coalley also had outstanding warrants out of Rabun County.

Shana Levista Sigmon, 23, of Tiger, was charged with one count of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

At about 5 p.m. Thursday, agents and deputies executed a search warrant at 480 Old Historic Highway 441, Clarkesville regarding an outstanding arrest warrant on Levis Allen McCoy, 29, of Clayton.

McCoy attempted to flee from law enforcement, but was caught and arrested without incident within minutes of the search warrant execution, Terrell said.

"In his possession was a quantity of methamphetamine, smoking devices, digital scales, and packing materials," a statement from Terrell reads.

McCoy was charged in Habersham County with one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count of obstruction. He also faces the outstanding warrant in Rabun County.
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