On March 13, at approximately 7 p.m., a Department of Community Supervision Officer (State Probation and Parole) was conducting a home check at a parolee’s residence on Cherokee Trail in the Piney community. While inside the residence, it was found that the resident had narcotics displayed in plain view. The DCS officer requested the assistance of the Dade County Sheriff's Office, and deputies responded.
In completing a search of the residence, officers recovered approximately 8.6 grams of methamphetamine, and it was individually packaged for distribution. Marijuana, digital scales, syringes, spoons, meth pipes and other miscellaneous paraphernalia were also found.
David E. Hicks, 45, of Trenton, was arrested and charged with
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Related Objects (6 Counts).
Hicks is currently being housed in the Dade County Jail.
On Saturday, in a single-vehicle wreck, two elderly individuals were entrapped and had to be extricated after their vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason. Both were flown to Erlanger by two different air ambulances. Both patients were 80-plus and both are still in critical condition. The Georgia State Patrol investigated the accident.
(Editor's Note: The Planet has requested an accident report and will report further when it becomes available.)