Two alleged meth traffickers arrested in Northeast Georgia

Drug agents say they seized $7600 worth of drugs during searches in Royston and Hull. (photo by ARDEO)

A two-month-long drug investigation led to the recent arrests of two Northeast Georgia men. Drug agents arrested Ted Steven Williams, age 57, of Royston, and Joseph Obarr, age 35, of Hartwell, on June 2. The two are accused of trafficking methamphetamine.

In addition to the meth trafficking charge, officers charged Williams with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and terroristic threats and acts.

The investigation was conducted by the Franklin and Madison County sheriff’s offices, Royston Police Department, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office.

According to ARDEO Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Marler, search warrants were executed at locations in Royston and Hull. Agents seized approximately 1.25 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $7,600 on the street.

Marler says the investigation is active and ongoing.

ARDEO encourages citizens to report suspicious drug activity. You can do that through the ARDEO Facebook IM (@AppalachianRDEO) or by calling 706-348-7410 or contact your local sheriff’s office or police department.

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