28 arrested in major drug investigation

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HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. - Twenty-eight people were arrested over the weekend accused of being members, suppliers and customers of Donna Beard and Amber Null’s drug trafficking organization.

Officials say that 2 people are still at large.

Here are PHOTOS of what officials seized 

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, the Toccoa Police Department and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office worked together to make the arrests. 

The execution of the search warrants and arrest warrants were preceded by a traffic stop of the suppliers, Brandon Davidson and Jody Higgins, prior to their delivery of methamphetamine to Beard and Null.

Over the course of an eight month investigation, the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, with the cooperation of the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, used all available investigative techniques at its disposal to bring down a drug trafficking network that plagued Stephens, Habersham and surrounding counties.


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The search warrants resulted in the seizure of 1 pound of methamphetamine, numerous firearms and $38,600.

Over the course of this investigation, the drug trafficking organization has distributed multiple kilograms of methamphetamine in North Georgia.

Each of the individuals below were arrested and transported to the Stephens County Detention Center minus Lisa Smith and Luke Norton. Smith and Norton have not been located yet.

Arrest warrants:

Luke Norton, 28 of Alto, GA – Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Brandon Davidson, 33 of Cornelia, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Jody Higgins, 27 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Amber Null, 26 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Thomas Devin Wade Jarrell, 27 - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Donna Beard, 44 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Tammy Williams, 51 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Cindy Mooney, 42 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Lisa “Buttefly” Smith, 35 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Colby Null, 49 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Health Garland, 41 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Timmy Thompson, 58 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Seth Scroggs, 27 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Marvin Hayes, 39 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Bo Gunn, 24 of Demorest, GA - Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Doug Dodd, 52 of Toccoa, GA - Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Juan Tellez, 24 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Amanda Mae Collins, 36 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

James Wooten, 33 of Clarkesville, GA – Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Jennifer Chambers, 44 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Kimberly Smith, 43 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Brandy Holland, 38 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Thomas Clifford Burnette, 53 of Toccoa, GA- Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a communication device to distribute illegal narcotics

Robert Nathan, 39 of Toccoa, GA – Distribution of methamphetamine

Mason Durham, 28 of Toccoa, GA – Possession of methamphetamine

Melissa Ivester Burnette, 48 of Toccoa, GA – Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Raymond Mooney, 45 of Toccoa, GA-Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

Tony Mooney, 20 of Toccoa, GA- Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects

Steven Walker, 26 of Toccoa, GA- Obstruction of law enforcement

Kim York, 51 of Toccoa, GA- Possession of drug related objects

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