11 arrested in Northeast Georgia crackdown on drugs and gang violence – Now Habersham

Federal, state, and local authorities teamed up this week to arrest suspects for drug and gang-related activities in Northeast Georgia. On Thursday, officials took part in an operation that resulted in eleven arrests.
The suspects were taken into custody after law enforcement executed six search warrants simultaneously in Hart and Franklin counties.
“The search warrants were a culmination of ongoing drug, gang, and violent activity investigations,” says Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland.
Authorities arrested and charged the suspects as follows:

  • Jarvis Dione Settles – Aggravated Assault
  • Jaquavious Marquez Waller – Conspiracy to Commit a Crime (Murder), Violation of Street Gang Act x2
  • Larjarvis O’Neal Rucker – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Quentin Devone Simpson – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Deandre Zamel Watford – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Trenton Shoemaker – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Lendarrius Jaywon Keese – Conspiracy to Commit a Crime (Murder), Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Kenothy Leroy Brown – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Ayana Toryelle Curry – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Tyrickus Miller – Violation of Street Gang Act
  • Laterrell Alexander – Violation of Street Gang Act

Fifteen agencies assisted with the operation including the sheriff’s offices from Hart and Franklin counties and Anderson County, South Carolina. The Hartwell and Lavonia police departments also participated along with the Georgia State Patrol and GSP SWAT, Department of Community Supervision, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, GBI, FBI, ATF, North Georgia Multi Offenders Task Force, Georgia Department of Corrections, and Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

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