The following press release has been issued by Hiawassee Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Hiawassee Police Department has continued its drug interdiction effort during the month of November, which has resulted in six additional felony drug arrests and two vehicle seizures.
We are pleased to work closely with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office and their newest canine member, Hunter, a Belgian Malinois. Hunter, along with his handler Deputy McCarter, assisted the HPD on a traffic stop and alerted the officers to the presence of drugs that would have otherwise not been located.
Since the beginning of September, 21 individuals have been arrested on felony drug charges in the Hiawassee city limits. An additional nine were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges.
The following individuals were arrested and are presumed innocent until proven guilty:
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