(Troup County, GA) – On Wednesday October 12, 2011 members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Troup County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search warrant at 250 Melson Road Hogansville, Georgia.
During the course of the search warrant, over an ounce of crystal methamphetamine along with cocaine and prescription pills were discovered. Also discovered near the drugs was a loaded.38 caliber revolver and $885.00 in cash.
Arrested at the scene was the owner of the residence identified as Vince Elder, 41, and Angel Chapman, 33. Both Chapman and Elder were charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Chapman and Elder are currently incarcerated in the Troup County jail.
This investigation culminated from a joint investigation between GBI West Metro RDEO and the Troup County Sheriff’s Department. Members of the Troup County Sheriff’s Department provided valuable intelligence and operational assistance during the course of this investigation.
The investigation revealed that individuals from multiple surrounding counties were purchasing drugs from this residence.
The GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office is located in Carrollton, Georgia and services 22 counties. The office is comprised of members from the GBI, Carrollton Police Department, Villa Rica Police Department, Bowden Police Department, Lagrange Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Fulton County Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and the Heard County Sheriff’s Office.
“I am proud of the job conducted by the Agents with the West Metro RDEO and of their dedication to continue to fight the war on drugs. The Heard County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to be a part of this agency. Their assistance is a great asset to my agency and the citizens of Heard County”, stated Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry.