Seven people were arrested on drug and weapons charges at a Woodstock house on Thursday, where methamphetamine, guns and explosives were seized authorities said.
According to Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office:
As part of a two-month investigation into suspected drug sales at the house at 532 Stockwood Drive, agents from the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad, the multi-agency SWAT team, and the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit served a search warrant at the house, where they found drugs, guns and explosives, including a hand grenade.
Those arrested included:
♦ Vance Allen, 63, who was charged with trafficking methamphetamine;
♦ Brian Collins, 60, charged with trafficking methamphetamine;
♦ Mark McDonald, 54, charged with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine;
♦ Deuard Nicholson, 60, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 oz., possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of sawed-off shotgun, possession of destructive devices and giving false information to an officer;
♦ Anastasia Petix, 25, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 oz., possession of a schedule 1 narcotic and possession of firearm during commission of a crime;
♦ Selean Shuey, 53, charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 oz., possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of destructive devices; and,
♦ Brandi Stroud, 36, charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Inside the residence agents located approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine, less than an ounce of marijuana and eight guns of various types.
In addition to the narcotics, a police dog located three explosive devices. The Cobb County Bomb Squad was called to remove and destroy the devices.
All seven of those charged lived at the house and were being held without bond Friday afternoon in the Cherokee County jail.
The Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad is a joint task force working in Cherokee County and Pickens County to investigate drug related violations. Participating agencies include the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, the Pickens Sheriff’s Office, the Canton Police Department, the Woodstock Police Department, the Holly Springs Police Department, the Ball Ground Police Department, the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office for the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, the District Attorney’s Office for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit and the Georgia State Patrol. Citizens may call in tips anonymously to (770) 345-7920 or may speak to an agent by calling (678) 493-7625.