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Whitfield man caught with a pound of methamphetamine

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DALTON, GA (WRCB) -- A Whitfield County investigator with the Safe Street Task Force followed up in a tip which led to the seizure of a pound of methamphetamine.

The investigator had received information that a large quantity of methamphetamine was inside a residence located at 4671 Old Dixie Highway.

On October 19, at 9:10 a.m., task force members and agents from the Department of Probation and Parole executed a search warrant at the residence. Approximately one pound of methamphetamine with a street value of $48,000 to $50,000 was located inside the residence.

Investigators also located and seized over $11,000 in cash and two firearms from inside the residence.

Gary Wayne Griggs Jr. 36, was taken into custody.  He has been charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, Possession of less than an ounce of Marijuana, and a Parole Violation. He is being held in the Whitfield County Jail.

At the time the search warrant was executed a second subject who had been visiting Griggs was sitting outside in a vehicle at the residence. A small amount of methamphetamine and over $1000 in cash was seized from this suspect.

He was identified as Kenneth Swan, 32. Swan was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime.   

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