Deputy’s Intuition Leads to Major Drug Bust in Carroll County, GA and Cleburne County, AL

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Deputy Cody Kenerly

On April 3, 2024, Deputy Cody Kenerly of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office made a significant breakthrough in combating drug trafficking during a routine patrol. Deputy Kenerly initiated a traffic stop and engaged with the driver. During the roadside interview, the driver disclosed information about a storage unit containing illegal drugs.

Deputy Kenerly promptly relayed this information to the ACE (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement) Unit. Subsequently, the driver agreed to cooperate with deputies for further investigation. The collective efforts of Deputy Kenerly and the ACE Unit led to an open-air search of the storage units with the assistance of a K-9 unit. A subsequent search warrant was executed, revealing 12 ounces of methamphetamine and 20 ounces of marijuana.

Further investigations unveiled that the suspects had ties to Cleburne County, Alabama. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on their residence, resulting in the discovery of additional illegal substances.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office shared the suspect vehicle information with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, which facilitated a traffic stop. More illegal substances and a sum of cash were seized during this operation.

Deputy Kenerly’s proactive approach and quick thinking played a vital role in removing drugs from storage units, residences, and off the streets of Carroll County, GA, and Cleburne County, AL. The law enforcement agencies involved expressed their appreciation for Deputy Kenerly’s dedication to ensuring public safety.

The investigation is ongoing, and the identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed at this time.

The ACE Unit, comprising investigators from the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and University of West Georgia Police Department, collaborated seamlessly in this operation.