Hart County Commissioner R.C. Oglesby and four other people have been arrested in raids in Hartwell on Thursday.
Oglesby, 65, is charged with 10 counts of shoplifting and two counts of racketeering, according to the GBI.
The GBI identified others arrested as the following:
- Stephen Oglesby, 41, charged with three counts of racketeering,
- Amy Oglesby, 38, charged with 10 counts of racketeering,
- Dasia Oglesby, 21, charged with one count of racketeering, and
- Monique Oglesby, 28, charged with one count of racketeering.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, Hartwell police officers, deputies with the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, and GBI agents from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed search warrants at 414 Winding Way Hartwell, 1380 North Forest Avenue Hartwell, 2152 Anderson Highway Hartwell, and 2132 Anderson Highway, Hartwell.
The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office concluded a lengthy investigation in Hart County that yielded cocaine and marijuana. It also was determined that EBT card fraud was being utilized to defraud the State of Georgia.
Those arrested were transported to the Hart County Jail.
Hartwell Police Department, Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Department of Revenue, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Inspector General’s Office, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and Anderson Police Department participated in the investigation.
As the investigation progresses, other charges and arrests are expected.
ARDEO encourages citizens to report any suspicious drug activity via Facebook Messenger at @Appalachianrdeo, by calling ARDEO at (706) 348-7410, or by contacting their local sheriff’s office or police department.
The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of sheriff’s offices in Banks, Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns and White counties, police departments in Cleveland, Lavonia and Toccoa, the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.