Search Warrant Leads to Two Arrests

Two people face charges after authorities in Toccoa serve a search warrant.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell, multiple agencies worked together in serving the search warrant last week based off of an investigation by area authorities.

“On Wednesday, May 29th, the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Team, the Toccoa Police Department, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, with some assistance from Habersham County Sheriff’s Office K-9 officers, executed a search warrant at 776 Collins Road, inside the city of Toccoa, for suspected drug activity and some information about a possible wanted person living at that location.”

Jarrell said that authorities arrested 39-year-old Rudy Bardinelli of Toccoa and 36-year-old Tonya Loudermilk of Mt. Airy.

Authorities charged Bardinelli with one count of Possession of Methamphetamine and one count of Possession of a Schedule II Drug.

Meanwhile, authorities charged Loudermilk with one count of Possession of Methamphetamine. She also faces outstanding probation warrants from Stephens, Habersham, and Banks counties.

Jarrell said the investigation continues and more charges in connection to the case are possible.