By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
It was a busy weekend for the K-9 unit of Bartow County; two deputy dogs helped police nabs five people who were allegedly transporting a large sum of drugs and firearms.
As reported by WBHF, the Bartow County Sherriff’s office was conducting a safety check in Acworth Thursday, when K-9 Deputy Woody alerted them to a William Clay Hicks. A search of Hick’s vehicle reportedly turned up approximately one ounce of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, packaging materials, a large sum of money and a rife. Hicks was arrested and taken to the Bartow County Jail.
Later that day during the Christmas parade, Deputy Woody and his canine counterparts were present at two traffic stops made on two different vehicles on Douglas Street in Cartersville. Police report that one K-9 helped police find three ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of Marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials and a hefty pile of money in the first vehicle. The driver, Freddy Oregano Oliveras and passenger, Eric Eugene House were both arrested. The other vehicle stopped appeared to be following the first, and a search of the car revealed firearms and more money. The driver and passenger of that vehicle, Jeovany Perez and Alejandro Benitez were also similarly arrested.
An investigation into the two drug-laden cars revealed that the four had been a part of an on-going drug deal, and the second vehicle was providing protection for the first. All four parties remained in the Bartow County Jail.