Exclusive – First arrest as alleged fake Georgia pain clinic busted by feds

URGENT – Exclusive – South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-23-17 – 5:12 a.m.

Exclusive: Arrests begin in DEA raid on a south Georgia pain clinic the feds say was an opioid mill – including co-conspirator at pharmacy

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DEA Opioid “Conspiracy” Raid: First arrest in alleged Pain Pill Mill:  Fake pain and rehab clinic in Camden County, Georgia allegedly involved in opioid sales  charging $300 per prescription – Drugs seekers sent to conspirator controlled pharmacy

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(St .Mary’s, Georgia) – First arrest after DEA “conspiracy” raid on an alleged fake pain and rehab clinic in Camden County, Georgia allegedly involved in the distribution of opioids charged up to $300 per prescription – and sent drugs seekers to a pharmacy controlled by co-conspirators, the feds say.

Numerous arrests are expected – however the first person charged is 46-year-old Silverly Ann May who has several Florida addresses. The clinic is near the state line.
May faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted of felony “conspiracy.”

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The clinic was raid in June 2017 and the first charges were filed on Thurs., Dec. 21, 2017
In fact, the alleged conspiracy deposited over $1.2 million dollars in a bank account.
The feds allege the pain clinic trafficked illegally in opioids such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, and alprazolam.

The investigation involves the “Coastline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a nominal pain care clinic” at 40l1 Georgia Highway 40 East in St. Mary’s, Georgia.
The alleged conspiracy began on Oct. 9, 2014 and ended on June 13, 2017 – when federal agents moved in.

The co-conspirators allegedly plan involved to “knowingly and intentionally distribute and dispense, and cause to be distributed and dispensed, quantities of controlled substances, including oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone, Schedule II controlled substances, and alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, not for a legitimate medical purpose and not in the usual course of professional practice,” the felony federal information, a charging tool used in addition to indictments.

“Members of the conspiracy” hired and trained employees and employed one doctor (unnamed in the criminal information) in an alleged effort to look legitimate.

“Drug seeking customers typically paid between $200 and $300” to the alleged bogus clinic “in exchange for prescriptions for controlled substance.” The drug seekers then “filed at one of more pharmacies , controlled by conspirators outside the usual course of professional practice and without legitimate medial purpose,: the criminal information charges

The conspirators opened and made use of Ameris Bank” by opening an account “to promote and facilitate the criminal activity” that allegedly include numerous types of opioids.

The deposits total over $1.2 million dollars – $1,271, 940.11.
Some of money was used to pay employees and operate the alleged fake pain clinic.
The co-conspirators plan was allegedly “to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the sources, the ownership, or control of the proceeds of specified unlawful activity,” federal prosecutors charge.

The Southern District of Georgia federal prosecutors who closed down the clinic and are expected to file more charges as part of the conspiracy:
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby L. Christine
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian T. Rafferty, criminal division chief
Assistant U.S. Attorney Karl I. Knoche

Arrests in Aiken County over past few days has included a woman charged in big heist, S.C. Highway Patrol busts “chop shop” operation, several arrested on drug trafficking charges, man gets scuffed up fighting with North Augusta police, and Augusta, GA man allegedly had child in the car while fleeing police while drunk

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-19-17 – 11:22 a.m. ET

Fleeing cops while drunk with kid in car, fighting with police, a $10,000 plus heist in North Augusta, drugs and more drugs, elderly man jailed in domestic violence case, and huge “chop shop” busted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

Major $10,000 plus grand larceny charge filed against North Augusta woman – but who got ripped off

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A North Augusta woman has been arrested and jailed for an alleged big heist.
30-year-old Jennifer Owens was arrested by North Augusta Department of Public Safety at 3 a.m. this morning, Tues., Dec. 19, 2017
Owens is charged with grand larceny value $10,000 or more

Aiken County teen held on 8 major drugs charges involving the distribution of methamphetamine including several enhanced charges for allegedly dealing near a school

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17-year old Denzell Jackson of New Ellenton, SC was arrested about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017
Charges:
Drugs/trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base -100 grams or more
Drugs/trafficking methamphetamine > 100 grams w/in 1/2 mile of school
Drugs/ possession with intent to distribute (PWID) schedule II controlled substance
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance
Drugs/PWID schedule IV controlled substance w/in mile of school
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance w/in 1/2 mile of a school
Drugs/ PWID schedule II controlled substance w/in 1/2 mile of a school

South Carolina Highway Patrol busts major “chop shop” operation out of towing business

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41-year-old David Quarles of Windsor, SC was arrested about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Charges:
Improper towing
Driving under suspension 3rd
Chop shop, unlawfully own, operate, conduct, or to transport
Chop shop, unlawfully own, operate, conduct, or to transport
A breach of trust with fraudulent intent value $2000 or less

Trafficking and Traffic charges

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24 -year-old Markale Simpkins of Aiken, SC was arrested Saturday night on numerous traffic charges and meth/cocaine trafficking charges
Offenses:
Giving false info to public safety officer
Driving under suspension 2nd
Failure to yield
Drugs/trafficking in meth, or cocaine base-10 grams or more
Plus a hold for Columbia County Sheriff’s Department in Appling, GA.

Augusta, GA man busted for drunk driving and fleeing from police allegedly with his child in the vehicle

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30-year-old Jack Maddox of Augusta, GA was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center
Charges:
Failure to stop for blue lights
Child/child endangerment, commit certain vehicular offenses
Driving under influence alcohol/substance 2nd
Failure to pay

Elderly man charged in domestic attack

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64-year-old Willie Scurry, Jr. of Pelion, SC was arrested Monday evening around 5:20 p.m.
Charge:
3rd degree domestic violence

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Beech Island man busted for allegedly dealing pot including allegedly selling marijuana near a school

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21-year-old Dominique Beal of Beech Island, SC was arrested about 9 p.m. Monday by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
Charges:
Hold for North Augusta Department of Public Safety
Possession with intent to distribute (PWID) marijuana within proximity to school or park
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It’s not nice to fight the cops – and Quarrentin Schoultz mug 1get hurt

 

26-year-old Quarrentin Schoultz of Jackson, SC was busted about 7 p.m. Monday for allegedly fighting with police while drunk
Charges:
Hold for South Carolina Parole and Probation Services
Open container, beer/wine
Resisting arrest

Serious federal drug trafficking indictments returned in Augusta against two men in separate cases

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-8-17 6 p.m. ET – Serious drug trafficking indictments returned in Augusta against two men in separate cases

 

DRUG TRAFFICKING IN AUGUSTA, GA

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Augusta, GA) – An Aiken, South Carolina man has been indicted on federal charges in Augusta, GA involving allegations of armed drug trafficking in Richmond County.

In addition, the grand jury has indicted a an Augusta man in a separate case for heroin distribution scroll down to read more about him.

Alton Carraway,jr. mug 442-year-old Alton Carraway, Jr. of Aiken, SC is named in a 4-count felony indictment reunited yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in Augusta, GA.

Carraway is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (Meth, heroin), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.

On June 20, 2017 in Richmond County, Carraway alleged planned to distribute “500 grams or more” heroin and meth, plus “a quantity” of marijuana, the indictment states.

The same day, Carraway allegedly possessed a Ruger Model Blackhawk .45 caliber revolver, and a Smith & Wesson Model Airweight .38 caliber pistol “in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the grand jury charged. The indictment alleges the Ruger .45 was stolen.
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The grand jury alleges that Carraway possessed the handguns knowing he had already convicted of possession of meth and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on June 18, 2015 in Richmond County Superior Court.

The indictment includes a “forfeiture allegation” in which prosecutors are seeking to claim the guns and all proceeds of Carraway’s alleged drug trafficking.

Carraway’s arrest history in the Aiken and Augusta area ranges from shoplifting to failure to pay fines to guns/drugs – possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, plus possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

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40-year-old Matthew Ward Timmerman of Augusta, GA is charged in a one count indictment returned yesterday in federal court in Augusta.

Timmerman is accused of possession heroin for sales on June 22, 2017. The indictment doesn’t describe the circumstances of the case. Timmerman’s arrest record over past decade includes trafficking in both heroin and methamphetamines.

On May 12, 2017, Timmerman was booked into the Richmond County jail on felony charges of heroin trafficking and cocaine distribution.
In 2009 Timmerman was paroled to Aiken County, SC from a state prison in Georgia after serving about six years total for crimes that included a 10-year sentence for drugs.

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Timmerman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after his December 2005 conviction in Richmond County for methamphetamine trafficking to run concurrently with a eight year probation sentence in 2001 for possession of Xanax with intent to distribute. It appears he was in prison from April 2003 when probation was revoked until paroled in 2009.

Timmerman was also ordered wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet upon release to Aiken County.

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The federal prosecutors in the two cases are:

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby L. Christine
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian T. Rafferty, criminal division chief
Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Green Rhodes, lead counsel and deputy chief at criminal division
Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Brian Tanner, chief appellate division

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Several Aiken County, SC residents have been arrested in past few days on drug distribution charges including gun felonies and charges of distribution of methamphetamine, LSD, cocaine and marijuana

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 11-22-17 6 a.m. ET

One suspected drug dealer is facing 17 charges and two others have been arrested twice in the past month

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
News Director/Co-Owner
906-273-2433

Convicted sex offender 26-year-old Andrew Harrelson, Jr. of Warrenville, SC was arrested on Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 and charged operating a stash house, possession ecstasy with intent to distribute, and possession of firearm by person convicted of a violent felony.
andrew harrelson 2017Harrelson has an extensive criminal past including an LSD bust only three weeks ago on Oct 28, 2017.
Harrelson was then charged with manufacture, possession of other substances in Schedule I,II,III; possession of narcotics in Schedule I(B),(C), LSD and Schedule II, and the unlawful carrying of pistol
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38-year-old Simon Hammond of Trenton, SC was arrested on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 by the Aiken Department of Public Safety on a charge of trafficking in meth or cocaine base
Simon Hammond mug 2On Nov. 17, 2017, the Aiken County Sheriff’s department charged Hammond with possession of stolen firearm, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine 1st offense, and receiving stolen goods $1,000 or lesson a charge of trafficking in meth or cocaine base
On Nov. 17, 2017, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department charged Hammond with possession of stolen firearm, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine 1st offense, and receiving stolen goods $1,000 or less

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26-year-old Evin Davenport of Belvedere SC was arrested Nov. 19 in Aiken County and is facing 17 charges involving drugs and guns, plus is wanted in Pima County Sheriff’s Department in Tucson, AZ.

Evin Davenport 1The drugs charges include distribution of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine.

She is also charged with a breach of trust but the name of the victim has not been released.

In April 2016 Davenport was arrested for meth and marijuana distribution and gun charges.

  • Weapons/sale of delivery of pistol

  • Possession with intent to distribute cocaine

  • Drugs/trafficking methamphetamines

  • Weapons/unlawful carrying of pistol

  • Drugs/possession of other controlled sub in schedule 2

  • Larceny/grand larceny, value more than $2,000 but less than

  • Manufacture/possession other sub

  • Unlawful carrying of pistol

  • Possession of weapon with obliterated serial number

  • Hold for Pima County Sheriff’s Department in Tucson, AZ

  • Habitual traffic offender status

  • Driving under suspension; license not suspended for dui 3rd

  • Driving under the influence;1st offense; refused test

  • Simple possession of marijuana

  • Weapons/possession of weapon during violent crime

  • Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

  • A breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value more than $2,000

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