NWGA Scanner | October 2nd, 2021
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Saturday, August 28th, 2021, at approximately 8:33 PM, Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class 3 Haney arrived on the scene where a 2000 Ford Truck left the roadway and struck a tree and a fence on Highway 411 at Tom Talley Drive. According to the report, The driver of the vehicle, Keith Dwight Davidson, 49, of Ellijay, and front-seat passenger of the vehicle, Joshua Ira Mcrae, also of Ellijay, were both transported to Cartersville Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. Trooper Haney was able to recover a pill container from the inside of the vehicle. Inside the pill container was three bags of methamphetamine weighing approximately 3.2 grams each. After the wrecker service removed the vehicle from the scene, the trooper was able to conduct a vehicle inventory. Inside the center console of the vehicle was a sandwich bag containing approximately 28.3 grams of methamphetamine. The trooper was also able to conclude that Davidson had been driving under the influence at the time of the crash. Trooper removed a total of 14 100 dollar bills from Davidson’s back left pocket for a total of $1,400.00. Trooper also removed 23 100 from Mcrae’s back pocket for a total of $2,102.00 United States Dollars. Gordon County detective and GSP trooper counted and documented the currency. The total amount of methamphetamine seized was 46.3 grams, and the total amount of money seized was $3,502.00. Davidson was booked into the Gordon County Jail on September 28th, 2021, charged with DUI – driving under the influence of drugs,failure to maintain lane,possession of methamphetamine,possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and trafficking in methamphetamine.