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Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

During month of April, be prepared to see more DeKalb Police activity

During month of April, be prepared to see more DeKalb Police activity

Tucker, GA-- (submitted by the DeKalb PIO)  Throughout the Month of April, the DeKalb County Police Department will engage in special enforcement measures.  In years past, during this time period the County experiences an increase in social activities.  Historically these events have impacted traffic, safety and the quality of life for residents.

To that end, the Department has planned for these activities with a zero tolerance approach to enforcing all laws (criminal and traffic) as well as County Ordinances.  Additionally, preparations have been made to account for any increases in traffic.  This will ensure there will be minimal impact to residents and businesses located in the vicinity of any given event.

Neuman, suspect in Dunwoody Preschool Murder, to Have Preliminary Hearing

Neuman, suspect in Dunwoody Preschool Murder, to Have Preliminary Hearing

Decatur, GA -- The preliminary hearing for Hemy Neuman, the man accused of murder in the Russell Sneiderman case, is set for February 8, at 9 a.m. in DeKalb County Magistrate Court.  Sneiderman was murdered November 18, 2010 outside of his 2-year-old son’s daycare in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary will serve as lead prosecutor.

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Accused Murderer of Seven Year Old Boy, to be Arraigned Today

Accused Murderer of Seven Year Old Boy, to be Arraigned Today

On Wednesday morning, at the DeKalb County courthouse, a man accused of murdering a 7-year-old boy as he slept in his bed [and attempting to murder his sister] will be arraigned. Willie Kelsey, who was formally charged last month , denied his involement in the crime and pled innocent to all charges.

Police say Willie Kelsey shot the boy and his 15-year-old sister execution-style during a home invasion back in September. The girl survived. During his December court date, Kelsey got to hear the full extent of the charges against him. Wearing a bulletproof vest, and shackled at the hands and feet, Kelsey was flanked by six police officers as he was led into county magistrate court.

He was charged with breaking into a home to shoot two children, killing Timothy Johnson Jr., and wounding the boy's sister Alexus Shepherd. Kelsey maintains his innocence.

Crime Warning from Brookhaven-Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance

October 26, 2010


U-Haul Rental on Peachtree Road had three of its trucks Catalytic Converters stolen from its rental trucks on Peachtree Road.

The manager informed us that he had to call DeKalb Police 911 three times before someone answered the telephone.  This is unacceptable.



Kevin G. Hughley, President

Brookhaven Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance

Dekalb Woman goes to Prison for Elder Abuse

Monique Windley, age 28, of DeKalb County will serve three years in prison after being found guilty of elder exploitation, theft by taking and identity fraud committed against two patients under her care. She will be on probation for 12 years after serving the three years.

One of the victims suffered from dementia and the other was sick with cancer. Windley, a certified nurse assistant, had worked in a private DeKalb County assisted living facility. Windley stole more than $10,000 from the cancer victim and she even paid her utility bills out of the victim’s checking account.  As a condition of her sentence she is prohibited from working in any elder care facility and has to pay $11,350 in restitution.

Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County deputy chief assistant district attorney, was the prosecutor. Canavan heads the white collar crime/elder exploitation unit.   

During the sentencing on Oct.

Atlanta Band Drivin' n Cryin' Looking for Stolen Gear. Some Shows up in Chamblee Pawn Shop

Atlanta, GA-- (AP) A trailer packed with rock band Drivin' N Cryin's vintage music equipment was swiped from a north Macon hotel parking lot after a weekend show.