Long term investigation nets three arrests in Silver Creek


On December 7th 2016 the Polk County Drug Task Force conducted a search warrant at 223 Ellis Road in Silver Creek after an extensive investigation lasting over 4 months.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between several law enforcement organizations to include: The Polk County Drug Task Force, The K-9 units of both the Cedartown and Polk County Police Departments, The Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, The Drug Enforcement Administration, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, The Carterville-Bartow County Drug Task Force, and The Polk and Floyd County District Attorney’s Offices.

The Control Board of the Polk County Drug Task Force acknowledges the invaluable assistance of the Polk County District Attorney’s Office and Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jack Browning.

His technical and procedural advice and involvement from the beginning of the investigation was indispensable. The investigation that resulted in Wednesday’s search warrant started in Polk County and uncovered a criminal enterprise involving Northwest Georgia, Northeast Alabama, and Southern Tennessee to include the Metropolitan Chattanooga area.

During the execution of the search warrant drug agents seized numerous high-powered rifles and ammunition, approximately 1 ¾ pound of suspected methamphetamine, 5 vehicles believed to have been used in the distribution of drugs, approximately $14,000 cash, 3 bank accounts, and will be proceeding in the seizure process against the real property located at 223 Ellis Rd, Silver Creek.

Arrested in conjunction with this case were: Felix Moreno Guzman, 41 and Edwin Mencho Escobedo, 47, both of 223 Ellis Rd, Silver Creek, and Steven Allen Jones, 59 of 1268 Pleasant Valley Rd, Silver Creek. They were all charged with numerous offenses involving the trafficking, possession, and distribution of methamphetamine.

The search warrant having been conducted in Floyd County, all three arrested were transported to and housed at the Floyd County Jail.

Over the course of the investigation agents have intercepted and seized ½ kilogram of cocaine and 2 ¼ kilograms of methamphetamine prior to and not including the drugs seized during the search warrant.