As of Friday, May 25, 2012, three men have been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine/conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine in Gordon and Murray County after a two month long investigation, according to a press release from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.
Julius Robert Boswell, a/k/a “Pops”, age 71, of 168 Watercrest Drive, in Gordon County, was arrested after a parole search of his property was conducted and detectives “stumbled” upon hidden meth deposits in the area surrounding the home, and two other male suspects are on the run, according to the Sheriff’s office.
“During the search of the Watercrest Drive home, MCU detectives in camouflage were positioning themselves to conduct a surveillance in the woods behind the house when one of the detectives literally stepped into a buried methamphetamine “drop”,’ according to reports.
Boswell was charged with methamphetamine trafficking, conspiracy and parole violation for a previous meth trafficking conviction.
The seizure was part of an investigation originally initiated from a routine traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle in April, according to the Gordon County Sheriff’s office.
“The investigation, which reached into neighboring Murray County, involved the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI, and State Parole authorities. Gordon County Sheriff’s MCU detectives seized over a pound of processed methamphetamine, and a total of over $50,000.00 in cash.”
The investigation lead detectives to one property in Murray County and two in Gordon County. One property near Ranger contained many incriminating documents and the second property, belonging to Boswell, contained the methamphetamine, which the Gordon County Sheriff’s office says is from Mexico, transported into Gordon County by Mexican cartels.
“A Gordon County search warrant executed at the home of one of the defendants near Ranger resulted in the seizure of an extensive amount of documents, and a (parole) search of a second home on Watercrest Drive near Calhoun resulted in the seizure of several ounces of methamphetamine for resale and several thousand dollars in cash,” according to reports from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.
Though names of the other two defendants have not been released, and the Sheriff’s office says they do not believe the two men are armed or dangerous, nor are they believed to be involved with anything other than drug trafficking.
“The Major Crimes Unit detectives did a great job on this case. They all worked long hours, conducted extensive surveillances, and tediously combed through a massive amount of documents in search of evidence. They were in the right place at the right time to find the buried methamphetamine and the hidden money. They ‘connected all the dots’ to link together the three defendants in this conspiracy,” said Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston.