Dahlonega man charged with trafficking heroin


HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. – A Lumpkin County man was arrested Wednesday (May 13) on charges of trafficking heroin and possession of methamphetamine

Tyler Lee Gibson, 23, of Dahlonega was arrested when the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop that led to the discovery of a trafficking amount of heroin, methamphetamine, and other related items. Arrested along with Gibson were Eric Lee Martin, 27, of Mt. Airy and Brianne Marie Ross-Rummel, 21, of Gillsville.

Martin is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, trafficking heroin and failure to stop for stop sign. Ross-Rummel is charged with possession of methamphetamine and trafficking heroin.

Habersham County Sheriff’s Office called the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office to assist in the investigation.

All of the arrestees were booked in the Habersham County Jail where they were being held without bail as of Thursday (May 14). Trent Hillsman, special agent in charge of ARDEO task force, said this is still an active investigation.

ARDEO encourages citizens to report any suspicious drug activity via Facebook 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 County, Lumpkin County, Towns County, Banks County, Jackson County, Habersham County, Stephens County, Rabun County ,Gilmer County, Fannin County, and Franklin County, along with the Cleveland Police Department, Lavonia Police Department, the Toccoa Police Department, the Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Department of Public Safety, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


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