NWGA Scanner | September 13th, 2021

Narcotics search warrant in Catoosa County leads to gun and drug distribution charges for convicted felon

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on August 26th, 2021, at approximately 12:00 PM, several detectives responded to 117 Colony Circle in Fort Oglethorpe in reference to a narcotics complaint. According to the report, a detective knocked on the front door of the residence, and the door was answered by a black female identified as 19-year-old. The teenager opened the door a couple of inches, and the detective could immediately smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. According to the report, “The detective identified himself to the female and informed her of his reason for being at the residence.” The female advised the house belonged to her mother and her fiancĂ©, Charles Deshon Toney, 28, lived at the residence with their three small juvenile children. The teenager advised she was at the residence babysitting two of the children. According to the report, “The detective then asked where her mother was, and she advised she was at court with Mr. Toney. When the detective requested consent to search the residence and the teen advised she couldn’t give any consent. The detective entered the residence with the teenager to perform a protective sweep and check on the children. The detectives then obtained a search warrant for the residence due to the strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence. A detective obtained search warrant number 21-63 from the Catoosa County Magistrate’s Office and delivered a copy of the search warrant to the residence. A few minutes later, the owner arrived in a dark grey 2021 BMW 28I with a Tennessee tag. According to the report, “The detective that was inside early observed the back door to the residence was now open. Detectives then heard a loud banging noise coming from the attic. Detectives located the attic access in the garage area of the residence and opened the access panel.” A detective stuck his head inside the access panel and observed Toney standing on the far side of the attic. According to the report, The detective gave Toney orders to come out of the attic for approximately ten minutes before the male came down out of the attic. Toney refused to give his name but had a VISA debit card in his pocket with his name on it. A witnessed advised detectives that the owner dropped Toney off inside the apartment complex behind 117 Colony Circle, where he was observed climbing the fence of the residence and entering through the back door, which had been shut. During the search of the residence, a zip-lock-style cellophane bag containing a large amount of marijuana was located in the master bedroom. Multiple digital weight scales, a money counting machine, and a large number of cellophane baggies, which are items commonly used to distribute marijuana, were also located in the master bedroom. A Taurus model 85 .38 caliber revolver was also found in the master bedroom as well. According to the report, While a deputy was walking Toney to the vehicle, he started to resist arrest by trying to pull away and by winging his shoulders side to side. A deputy and detective gained control of Toney by pushing him up against a parked vehicle so he could not break free. Toney then violently grabbed a deputy’s right hand and pinned it inside the handcuffs that were on him. This caused an injury and cut to Deputy Torres’ hand. Toney was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with felony possession of tools for the commission of a crime, felony purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana, felony tampering with evidence possession of firearm or knife during the commission of a felony felon possession of firearms by convicted felons and first offender probationers felony purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana, felony obstruction of officers, and obstruction of officers. According to online records, this is not the first time Toney has reportedly resisted arrest. During a controversial arrest, which was caught on cell phone video, Toney, a rapper, reportedly bit, kicked, spit on a Hamilton County Detective attempting to serve felony warrants on Toney. All charges were dismissed against Toney stemming from the arrest caught on video.