Traffic Stop leads to Drug Arrests

On Aug. 3, 2019, a deputy with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Georgia 15 that led to two drug arrests, explains Sheriff Chad Nichols.  “We had a deputy monitoring traffic on the south end and saw a vehicle come by and was able to stop the vehicle for a window tint violation there at Terrora Circle, down in the Tallulah Falls area.  During the course of that investigation of the traffic stop it led to the seizure of around 1.8 pounds of methamphetamine and led to trafficking in methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit a felony for two subjects; James Todd Davidson of Lakemont and Ashley Owens Shirley of Lakemont.  Both subjects were arrested.” Both subjects were transported to the Rabun County Detention Center for booking. Sheriff Nichols encourages the public to report any suspicious drug activity. “I would also like to encourage the public with any drug information to report it and even remain anonymous, they can contact the Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigator at 706-960-9857 or the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office at 706-348-7410.  The public are the eyes and ears for us when it comes to any kind of illegal activity. If you have any information on any suspected illegal narcotics being distributed in your area, please reach out to those two numbers. You can remain anonymous and then hopefully that information can lead us to start an investigation and hopefully an arrest in the end.” Suspicious drug activity includes, but is not limited to, different visitors coming and going from a residence at all hours of the day.