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Two locals among those jailed after huge meth bust

Two Barnesville residents are among over 30 who have been arrested or are still on the run after a ring distributing methamphetamine and other drugs was taken down with multiple busts Wednesday spearheded by the Monroe County sheriff’s office. Assisting with ‘Operation No Doze’ were The fugitive task force of the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Department of Community Supervision. The ‘Queenpin’ of the operation was identified as Jayna Marie Forbus, 38, of Forsyth. The locals are Richard Kelly, 67, and Erma Lashane McKinnon, 44. The full release from Monroe County sheriff John Cary Bittick follows: On Wednesday March 29th, 2017 Drug & Criminal Investigators from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Marshals from the United States Marshal Service – Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force and Officers from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision shut down a prominent methamphetamine distribution ring operating inside Monroe County and the Towaliga Judicial Circuit. Dubbed ‘Operation No Doze’, based on participants operating nearly 24 hours a day in furtherance of the criminal organization, Investigators and Deputies conducted traffic stops, search warrants and conducted electronic surveillance on ‘Monroe County’s Queen Pin’, JAYNA MARIE FORBUS by sifting thru and monitoring over 17,000 phone calls and texts in a span of 21 days. Forbus and her co-conspirators are accused of operating this distribution ring which include Crystal Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Ecstasy (MDMA), and Hydrocodone Pain Pills. Additional charges include: Possession of stolen and/or altered items to include firearms and Possession of drug related objects. Seized during this investigation were varying amounts of Marijuana, Ecstasy, and over half of a kilogram of Crystal Methamphetamine. Street value for such is in excess of $55,000 dollars. Numerous vehicles and motorcycles were additionally seized in conjunction of asset forfeiture associated with the Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act. The following subjects have been arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: Jayna Marie Forbus (38) ‘“ ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Marijuana Possession of Ecstasy Possession of Stolen/Altered Firearm Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (14 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (61 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Schedule II Narcotics (2 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (5 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (91 counts) Richard Lee Church (38) ‘“ ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Locust Grove Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (2 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Schedule II Narcotics (2 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (5 counts) Percy Shawn Brister (37) ARRESTED Hometown – Dacula Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine (1) Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (3 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (3 count) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (4 counts) Michael David Reed (32) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine Obstruction of Law Enforcement (misdemeanor) Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (2 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts) Mark Kevin Mazer (42) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (3 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (6 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (1 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (2 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (12 counts) Joseph Patrick Davis (26) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (3 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (4 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (5 counts) Paul Gilbert Lawrence (54) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (5 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (5 counts) Brian Dunn Walsh (45) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (4 counts) Douglas Thomas Minyard (52) ARRESTED Hometown – Macon Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (4 counts) Jonathan Paul Pieri (24) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (4 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts) Matthew Johnny Conkle (28) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (4 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (4 counts) Matthew Eden Bradford (31) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine (1 count) Possession of Methamphetamine (2 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 counts) Jay Caldwell Forbus (35) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Possession of Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts)’¨ Joshua Paul Liggett (29) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts) Jennifer Dawn Owens (42) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (2 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (2 count) Ramona Wall (55) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 count) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 count) David Michael Mauldin (67) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 count) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 count) Darci Jo Smith (37) ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 count) Richard Kelly (67) ARRESTED Hometown – Barnesville Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 count) Erma Lashane Mckinnon (44) ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Barnesville Georgia Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 count) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 count) Justin Ray Mclendon (30) ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Forsyth Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine (1 count) Mallory Heath (43) ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Forsyth Georgia Trafficking Methamphetamine (1 count) William Timothy Brooks (49) ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Forsyth Georgia Warrant Service ‘“ Child Support Obligations Tondi Norsworthy (30) ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Forsyth Georgia Warrant Service ‘“ Theft by Shoplifting Christopher Guy Spear (40) – ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (4 counts) Justin Gregory Hammond (40) – ARRESTED Hometown ‘“ Juliette Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (2 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (1 count) Timothy Dale Smith (33) – ARRESTED Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (8 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (8 counts) Currently wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office: Christopher Derek Stewart (30) Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine (3 counts) Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (4 counts) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (1 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (4 counts) Kyle Nolan Peters (35) Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (1 count) Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts) Evelyn Lois Perdue (49) Hometown – Griffin Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Methamphetamine (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts) Jonathan Allan Mclendon (32) Hometown – Forsyth Georgia Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana (3 counts) Use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction (3 counts)

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