The following press release has been issued by Town County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators concluded an extensive joint investigation, assisted by investigators with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, along with personnel from the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. The investigation concluded with the execution of a search warrant at a residence located off Sims Road in Hiawassee, Georgia. Numerous drug purchases were made during the course of the undercover investigation. The search warrant executed also yielded a substantial quantity of drugs seized; the total street value of illegal drugs seized being over $7000.
Towns County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Samuel Dwayne Hedden, age 63 of Hiawassee, Georgia. Hedden was arrested on the following charges:
Five (5) Counts of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act involving the sale of marijuana;
Four (4) Counts of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act involving the sale of Xanax;
Three (3) Counts of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act involving the sale of Methamphetamine;
One (1) Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of Drug Related Objects;
One (1) Count of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The investigation is active and ongoing and additional charges are likely.
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