3 arrested in drug bust at popular barber shop

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Three men were arrested after a monthslong drug investigation at a popular Paulding County barber shop.

Agents from the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force, the GBI and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed several search warrants April 4 at Kingdom Kutz Barber Shop on Macland Road in Hiram.

Agents found people inside and outside the building.

Agents said they searched and found cocaine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms, a semi-automatic pistol and ammunition and accessories for other weapons.

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Michael Strong, 36, was arrested and charged with possession of MDMA with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine.

Charles Brown, 53, was arrested and charged with possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine.

Darryl Floyd, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

The arrest warrants were the culmination of a monthslong investigation into drugs and guns at the business.

The investigation is continuing and authorities said additional charges are likely.

Anyone with information on the case or other narcotics-related incidents in Paulding County is asked to contact the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force at 770-646-9175.