Extensive investigation leads to arrest of local meth dealer


On Friday, July 31, after an approximate two-year investigation, deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, arrested a Kite man on drug charges.

According to ECSO Lieutenant Matt Lamb, David Marshall Hood, 43, of 46 Price Williams Road in Kite, has been involved in the drug industry and other criminal-related matters for quite some time, which eventually led to his recent arrest.

“Mr. Hood has been in the dope-selling business for a number of years now, and I want to commend Lt. Matt Lamb for not giving up on this investigation. With the help of the GBI, we were able to obtain a search warrant and make an arrest. Matt’s efforts not only stopped this guy from selling meth but also helped us in recovering stolen property that was taken to Hood in exchange for drugs,” commented Emanuel County Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens.

Drug inventory recovered during the search warrant and arrest of Hood included approximately 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine (of which this particular kind is referred to as “ice”) as well as an amount of marijuana and a scale used for measuring drugs for sales.

Hood was arrested by ECSO deputies at his Kite home on Friday and transported to the Emanuel County Jail, where he has yet to be released. Hood is currently facing criminal charges of two counts sale of methamphetamine, one count trafficking methamphetamine, and one count possession of marijuana—less than one ounce. More charges may be added.


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