Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said his department had a busy few weeks during the end of September and beginning of October.
The chief recently announced a number of shoplifting and drug arrests that occurred last month, as well as in the first part of this month.
Jarrell said that on October 1, officers responded to a Big A Road hotel and arrested 40-year-old Robert Brian Jones of Toccoa on charges including Possession of Methamphetamine, Cruelty to Children Second Degree, and Possession of Drug Related Objects.
Meanwhile, officers arrested 30-year-old Cameron Leroy Allen of Toccoa after a traffic stop on September 30 for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Forgery, and other charges.
Then back on September 21, officers arrested 45-year-old James Stanley Feaster of Toccoa on charges of Possession of Cocaine, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, and Reckless Driving after a traffic stop.
In addition, Jarrell said that Toccoa Police arrested three people for Theft by Shoplifting from the Toccoa Wal-Mart in September.
Jarrell identified those arrested as 41-year-old David Jason Savage of Toccoa, 52-year-old Joyce Beach Carlock of Toccoa, and 19-year-old Marty Atticus Pearson of Hartwell.
Jarrell said he is pleased with the work his department is doing in these and other cases.
“Each officer, regardless of wherever they are in the police department, is like their own investigator and I am very proud of their hard work and the way they apply themselves to their profession,” said Jarrell.
In the shoplifting cases, Jarrell said all of the property has been recovered and returned.