Drug bust leads to trafficking charges

  • The LCSO reportedly confiscated methamphetamine and other illegal substances during a recent local bust.
    The LCSO reportedly confiscated methamphetamine and other illegal substances during a recent local bust.
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A trio of Dahlonega residents stands accused of trafficking methamphetamine after a search of a Lumpkin County home last Tuesday, according to officials with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.
Cameron Blake McCallum, 24, and Brooke Rogers, 25, were allegedly found with a reported $13,000 of the drug at their Abercrombie Road residence when agents from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office and LCSO showed up at their front door.
James Andrew Derrick, 29, was at the house at the time of the search and reportedly headed for the woods at the first sign of law enforcement.
“He ran out the backdoor and they caught him at the wood-line,” said Lt. Alan Roach of the LCSO.
A resulting search of the home allegedly turned up six ounces of methamphetamine, a substance that is suspected to be heroin, a revolver and less than an ounce of marijuana, according to officials.
Roach said the arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation by the LCSO.
“It took place over a several month period,” he said.
McCallum, Rogers and Derrick were transported to Lumpkin County Detention Center where they were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during certain crimes and possession of marijuana.
Roach said the trafficking charge can be based on the amount of the drugs recovered and its form of packaging.
“The investigation into this is still ongoing,” he said.