Three residents from Cumming have been arrested on a variety of drug charges including trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and obstruction of law enforcement.
Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, said that Amber Ballew, Donald Martin and Douglas Knierim Jr., were arrested Friday after investigators searching a residence on Highland Ridge Drive in Cumming discovered a substantial amount of methamphetamine.
He said the search was conducted by the Johns Creek Alpharetta Forsyth Drug Task Force.
“It was a substantial amount of meth that the Johns Creek Alpharetta Forsyth Drug Task Force does believe they have been supplying to other people,” Rainwater said.
Amber Ballew, a 34 year-old female from Cumming, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of schedule IV drugs and obstruction of law enforcement.
Donald Martin, a 41 year-old male from Cumming has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and obstruction of law enforcement.
Douglas Knierim Jr., a 32-year-old male who Rainwater said was the homeowner of the searched residence, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects.
Rainwater said Ballew and Martin were charged with obstruction of law enforcement after they allegedly ran from undercover deputies who carried out the search warrant.
All three suspects were taken to the Forsyth County Jail, where they remain without bond.
Rainwater said that the Johns Creek Alpharetta Forsyth Drug Task Force was created several months ago to tackle this type of drug related crimes in the Forsyth, Johns Creek and Alpharetta area.