published Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Three charged in Whitfield County meth case

Local and federal authorities have arrested three people charged in connection with the distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine in Whitfield County.

Travis Little, of Summerville, Ga., was intercepted taking several pounds of meth to the Dalton area Friday night, Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said in a news release.

Little was arrested on multiple drug charges, and police were able to trace the meth to the man he was selling to, Chitwood said.

On Monday night, investigators located Eric Hendrix, of Monroe, Ga., as he was delivering a large shipment of meth to Dalton, the sheriff said. Police also arrested a passenger in the vehicle, Chantelle Everson, of Monroe, he said.

Hendrix and Everson were charged with multiple drug offenses including trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute, Chitwood said.

Police seized more than 9 pounds of meth, more than $20,000 in cash and two vehicles, the sheriff said.

The three arrested are being held in the Whitfield County Jail.

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