2018-04-12 / Front Page

Several multi-county arrests made after 18-month-long investigation


CHARLES DAVID SCOTT CHARLES DAVID SCOTT A suspected drug trafficker was arrested in Wilkes County on March 28, thanks to the combined effort of several law enforcement agencies.

Charles David Scott, 31, of Lin­colnton, was captured and charged with trafficking of methamphet­amines, cocaine, heroin, MDMA (also known as Ecstasy), marijuana, opioids and other illegal drugs, as well as possession with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, possession of a knife or firearm while trying to commit crimes, and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 4 controlled substance. Bond was set at $305,000.

The arrest was due to a combined effort of both the Wilkes and Lin­coln County Sheriff Offices, along with the Georgia State Patrol and the Safe Streets Task Force in Au­gusta.

There are relatively few addition­al details available, due to ongoing investigations. However, a recent statement was made by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Major Jim Wallen.

“This arrest is just part of an in­vestigation that started at least 18 months ago. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI, and the FBI have been working to make multiple arrests of the people that are bringing drugs into our county,” Wallen said.

“There were multiple arrests made the same day, including one in Richmond County, Charles Scott in Wilkes County, and Detravis Anwuan Hearst in Lincoln County. This is also just part of a larger investigation, with two pending ar­rests that are related to those listed above, with yet more to follow. For me to give any more information could possibly jeopardize all the hard work and effort that has already been done,” concluded Wallen.

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