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Police 'ask nicely' to search home, find meth, pot

People in the Jefferson area came forward and reported illegal drug activity in the home, police said.

JEFFERSON, Ga. — Jackson County authorities discovered three ounces of methamphetamine and one ounce of marijuana after “asking nicely” to search the home for illegal narcotics, according to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. Along with the drugs, police also found scales and packaging material, along with $970 dollars. The meth and pot had a street value of $9,500, police said.

Credit: Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office
Three ounces of meth, an ounce of marijuana, packaging materials, scales and cash were discovered in a home on Carruth Road in Jefferson after neighbors complained about drug activity in the area.

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Jayon White, 32, was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Christopher Roughton, 45, and Georgia Roughton, 51, were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Another man, 50-year-old Ronald Smith, was arrested for an outstanding felony probation warrant. All four were living in the home on Carruth Road. They were transported to the Jackson County Detention Center.

The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that includes law enforcement from White, Lumpkin, Towns, Banks, Jackson and Habersham counties, among others. The department encourages public complaints and report of suspicious drug activity. Citizens can call or text message 706-348-7410.

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