GBI Investigates Drug Trafficking in “Operation Shine No More”

(Carrollton, Georgia – August 6, 2019) – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 8:00 AM, the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force, conducted a series of search warrants and arrest warrants resulting in the arrest of fifteen persons. More arrest warrants are active and pending.

Search warrants related to the Distribution and Trafficking of Methamphetamines and Cocaine were executed at 157 Flat Rock Road, Villa Rica, Georgia, 121 Chaucer Lane, Carrollton, Georgia, 717 Burns Road, Apartment 3133, Carrollton, Georgia, 433 Spring Creek Way, Douglasville, Georgia, and 7510 Grayson Bridge Circle, Douglasville, Georgia. Police seized approximately one kilogram of methamphetamine, oxycodone, cocaine, marijuana, and $8,000.00.

The investigation named “Operation Shine No More” began in July of 2018 and has expanded through this time. The following people were arrested and processed into surrounding county jails:

Ortagous Rolando Cochran – Age 37, Douglasville, Carroll County Jail
Kendall Skylar Hartley – Age 20, Bremen, Carroll County Jail
Gregory Robert Payne – Age 38, Tallapoosa, Douglas County Jail
James Anthony Stewart – Age 38, Carrollton, Douglas County Jail
Dwight James Otto – Age 39, Carrollton, Carroll County Jail
Christy Joann Lindley – Age 50, Villa Rica, Paulding County Jail
Bartholomew Clay Platt – Age 37, Carrollton, Carroll County Jail
Darius Hudson-Neely – Age 32, Villa Rica, Carroll County Jail
Lebrian Lawson – Age 31, Carrollton, Carroll County Jail
Laquette Holts – Age 35, Douglasville, Carroll County Jail
Lavoie Kendall Sumlin – Age 41, Bowdon, Carroll County Jail
Selena Williamson Doty – Age 41, Carrollton, Carroll County Jail
Marcus Donnell Parham – Age 38, Carrollton, Carroll County Jail
Cortney Almond – Age 37, Carrollton, Carroll County Jail
Rebecca Hartley – Age 34, Villa Rica, Carroll County Jail