Three arrested for trafficking methamphetamine


Michael Hooks

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — What started as a routine traffic stop n Hwy. 400 by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office on July 22, resulted in three felony arrests for trafficking methamphetamine.

According to the arrest report, Deputy Corey Morgan spotted a Dodge Ram pickup truck with the driver side rear view mirror broken off and initiated the stop. The driver, 42-year-old Michael Todd Hooks of Forsyth, Ga., admitted that his license was suspended and that he may have a warrant from another county.

Kathy Eargle

Hooks, along with passengers Kathy Sue Eargle, 56 of Orange Springs, Fl. and Oscar deJesus, Rodriguez, 22 of Gainesville, were asked to exit the vehicle. A search of the vehicle produced a small amount of meth, digital scales, meth smoking devices.

All three were charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine and transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center.

Oscar Rodriguez

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