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Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force bust LaFayette meth dealer, find stolen guns

After a month long investigation, Agents with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 886 Jones Rd. Lafayette, GA. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The focus of the investigation was Matthew Crawford of Lafayette, GA and his distribution of large quantities methamphetamine in Northwest GA. Agents located over a quarter pound of methamphetamine, four firearms, two stolen firearms, digital scales and US currency. Crawford is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent for resale, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of firearm by convicted felon. The investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Also on same date at different locations, Agents conducted follow up investigations and arrested Shane Bennett of Rock Spring, GA for possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of an officer, Danny Smith of Rossville, GA for probation violation, and Joshua Wiley of Lafayette, GA for parole violation.

LMJCDTF and Lafayette Street Crimes Unit teamed up to arrest Brian Collins and Julie Turner both of Lafayette, GA for possession of methamphetamine on Fortune St. in the City of Lafayette. Anyone with information or a tip on drug or gang activity can call 706-638-5570 or email info@lmjcdtf.org