Toccoa Police, NCIS Unit Announce Three Drug Arrests

Local law enforcement said Monday three people face charges after a drug bust at a Toccoa apartment complex last week.

On March 3, agents of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team and the Toccoa Police Department served a probation warrant on 20-year-old Quamaine Johnson of Toccoa at an apartment complex on South Pond Street.

Inside the apartment, officers reported seizing 3.5 ounces of marijuana with a street value of about $3,000, an undetermined amount of crack cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Authorities arrested Johnson on one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

Also, law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Kandice Wheeler of Toccoa and 22-year-old James Byrd of Toccoa.

Wheeler is charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce and Byrd is charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine.

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said it was the work of law enforcement and the neighborhood that helped lead to these arrests.

“With the information provided by concerned citizens, we were able to assist them in removing this unwanted activity from their neighborhood,” said Jarrell.  “It may have taken longer than any of us anticipated, but in the end the cooperation and patience paid off.”

Jarrell said that authorities had been receiving complaints from citizens about suspected drug sales in this neighborhood prior to serving this warrant.