NWGA Scanner | February 7th, 2022
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, at approximately 3:45 PM, Detectives with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit went to 140 Earl Street along with several deputies and probation officers. According to the report, “Johnny Eduardo Nino, 26, of Plainville, was brought to the Drug Enforcement Units attention when a sergeant stated that the Crime Prevention Unit was watching his residence on Earl Street. The deputy stated that there is traffic in and out of the residence, and that Mr. Nino is currently on felony probation from Cartersville, Georgia. The deputy stated that they attempted to conduct multiple traffic stops over the last month, but the vehicles would drive into Floyd County before they could be stopped.” Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with Nino. According to the report, “Mr. Nino had a small dog that was tied up, and had a zip tie that was tied tightly around its snout.” Detectives took photographs of the dog and the zip tie was taken off. The zip tie made marks around the dog’s snout. Sgt. Powell deployed K-9 Lollie in the residence. According to the report, “K-9 Lollie gave an alert in the closet of the dining room area. The closet was searched, and detectives located a mirror in the ceiling of the closet with methamphetamine on it. In the dining room, on a work-bench, detectives located a working sawed off shot-gun on it. Detectives also located a bag of suspected meth. In the closet where they located the mirror. Detectives located an unknown white substance inside of a jar which will be sent to the crime lab. Nino was arrested and transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with (aggravated) cruelty to animals, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a sawed off shotgun.