Lumpkin Sheriff’s Office, ARDEO make drug bust


DAHLONEGA, Ga. – An investigation by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) led to the arrest Tuesday (Dec. 19) of 45-year-old Tony Anthony Monteith, of Dahlonega.

Agents seized methamphetamine, marijuana, clonazepam and hydrocodone with a street value of $2,200. Monteith was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of clonazepam (a schedule IV controlled substance), and possession of hydrocodone. He was transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center.

ARDEO encourages citizens to report any suspicious drug activity via IM or at 706-348-7410 or contact your local Sheriff’s Office or Police Department. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office is a multi-agency unit that consists of the following Sheriff’s Offices: White, Lumpkin, Towns, Banks, Habersham, Stephens, Rabun and Franklin counties, along with the Cleveland and Lavonia Police departments and the Georgia National Guard Counter, Drug Task Force, Department of Public Safety and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at

Leave a comment

Back to Top