Athens Crime Blotter: Drug Arrests Continue

The information in this story is supplied by the Athens Clarke County Police Department. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Members of the Athens-Clarke County Drug Task Force continued arresting suspects involved in an investigation focused on drug sales  in the downtown area.

The University of Georgia Police Department and the Elbert County Sheriff’s office assisted with the operation.

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Joshua Holbrook, 25 of Elbert County, charged with two counts of Sale of a Schedule II controlled substance.
  • David Unruh, 22, of Epps Bridge Road, charged with sale of cocaine, sale of marijuana, and manufacturing marijuana. A quantity of marijuana was seized from Unruh’s residence at the time of his arrest.
  • Warren Chandler Bales, 24, of Twin Creek Shores, charged with sale of a schedule II controlled substance.
  • Justin Wilkins, 29 of Conrad Drive, charged with sale of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. A quantity of methamphetamine and a handgun were seized at the time of Wilkins' arrest.
  • Anthony Lamar Hollies, 23, of Lexington Road, charged with sale of cocaine.


In other crime news:

  • Officers responded to an unknown problem on Martin Circle June 30, and the resident advised that her boyfriend had cocaine in the bedroom. A search of the room revealed a bag of white powder, a box of sandwich bags and digital scales. Leon Foster, 33, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
  • Officers responded to a drug activity complaint in the area of East Broad and Anderson streets June 30 and located two suspects. A warrant check revealed that one of the suspects had an outstanding warrant, and he was arrested. During a search of his person, two small plastic bags containing crack and powder forms of cocaine were found in his pocket. Alvin Dye, 33, was charged with possession of cocaine.
  • A resident of Cleveland Street reported a burglary in which a weed eater, hedge trimmer and mower were stolen from a vacant residence between June 28-30. The total value was $830.
  • Between May 30 and June 30, chainsaws, a portable generator, kerosene heaters, extension cords, an air compressor, superlift, submersible pump and a microwave were stolen from a Macon Highway location. The items were valued at $4,245.
  • A resident of Highway 29 North reported a burglary in which grocery items valued at $30 were stolen.
  • at 780 East Broad Street was burglarized but nothing is known to be missing. 


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