2017-08-24 / Front Page

Task force arrests three on drug-related charges

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office has reported three drug-related arrests, made earlier this month, that authorities feel warrant special reporting other than in the usual monthly roundup. Zackery Lee Hudson, Paul Mickel McKittrick were arrested August 3, and Antonio Lamont Young was arrested August 4 for a variety of drug and related charges.

According to Investigator Jason Gaddy, on Thursday, August 3, the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), and the Department of Community Supervision executed search warrants in Washington at the residences of Hudson and Mc­Kittrick. The warrants were issued after an approximately month-long investigation into allegations that the men were selling drugs from their homes.

The warrants resulted in Hudson being arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Gaddy.

McKittrick was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of drug-related objects, Gaddy said.

On Friday, August 4, investigators with the WCSO, SSTF, and the Georgia State Patrol arrested Antonio Lamont Young of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Washington, after a short chase. Young was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, tampering with evidence, obstruction of officers, driving while license suspended, failure to maintain lane, and attempting to elude police.

“This case arose from information received at the Sheriff’s Office that Young would be delivering illegal drugs to Wilkes County, Georgia, and had been ongoing for several days,” Gaddy said.

McKittrick was released on August 4 for $83,700 bond.

Young was released on August 5 for $68,320 bond.

Hudson was transfered to the Lincoln County jail on August 15 for safety reasons. Bond was set at $60,200 but he had not been released as of Monday, August 21.

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