Toccoa Police Arrest Two After Responding to Open 911 Line

Two people face charges after an open 911 line led to further investigation in Toccoa.

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said the incident started when an officer responded to a residence on Busha Street on January 9 at about 6 p.m. in reference to an open 911 line.

“When the officers arrived and were investigating the reason for the open line, they were able to see in plain view suspected methamphetamine and some drug-related objects,” said Jarrell.

At that point, Toccoa Police Officer Charles Myers said authorities obtained a search warrant for the residence and continued the investigation.

“We went back over there and while we were waiting for the search warrant, we were also working on a burglary that happened a few houses down and some of the items mentioned in the burglary were seen on the front porch of the residence,” said Myers.

Myers said police found several scrap metal parts worth a few hundred dollars that had allegedly been taken from what was an abandoned house nearby.

According to police, 58-year-old Linda Andrews of Toccoa and 38-year-old Harry David Hampton of Toccoa were both arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. Hampton was also charged with possession of methamphetamine.