Dahlonega woman helps inmates smuggle drugs into Detention Center

News, Press Release

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga — On Sept. 8, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office learned of contraband being brought into the Lumpkin County Detention Center. Once this information was learned, Investigators started an investigation into the Contraband. During this investigation it was determined that Methamphetamine had made its way across the Guard Line and into the Lumpkin County Detention Center Housing area.

On Sept 29, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, continued the investigation through searches, drug screens, reviews of recorded phone calls, video chats, surveillance camera footage, and interviews of inmates within the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. The results of this portion of the investigation led to the determination that a female by the name of Kimberly Biggs was bringing methamphetamine to various locations so that it could be brought into the Lumpkin County Detention Center by inmates on work detail.

On Sept. 30, to further the investigation the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the known residence of Kimberly Biggs, 108 Summerour Road. During this search warrant methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located. Also, the investigators seized Kimberly Biggs cell phone and executed a search warrant on it.

On Oct. 1, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and GBI Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) conducted two more search warrants one in Lumpkin County and one in Hall County. Through this investigation it was determined that these two locations were linked to Calvin J Turner, who is known as being a drug supplier to Kimberly Biggs.

During the investigation into the inmates in the Lumpkin County Detention Center obtaining Contraband and the later execution of the two search warrants multiple people were arrested. These arrest with booking photos and charges are attached below by each individual location:

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