An eight-month investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) through two states and with multiple law enforcement organizations has led to several arrests.

With Operation Fairview Sunset, agents were able to identify key leaders, distributors, and stash houses of a large methamphetamine distribution network operating on North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. With the assistance of multiple agencies, the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force (LMJCDTF) infiltrated the DTO and determined the pipeline of illegal narcotics being distributed in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, according to a press release on social media Friday.

“On Friday, July 24, 2020, Agents executed eight search warrants at various locations. As a result of the search warrants, the follow persons were arrested and face pending charges. The case is still ongoing and more arrests are expected in the near future,” the press release said.

Arrested on Friday were:

Danny K. Smith – Rossville, GA

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (150 kilo’s)
Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I
Violation of Probation

Phillip Cornelius Burse – East Ridge, TN

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II – Hydrocodone
Violation of Probation

Stephen Brigham – Soddy Daisy, TN

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Edward L. Garth – Rossville, GA

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I
Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Schedule II – Hydrocodone
Possession of Schedule II – Oxycodone
Possession of Schedule I
Violation of Probation

Jessica Garth – Rossville, GA

Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Schedule II – Hydrocodone
Possession of Schedule II – Oxycodone
Possession of Schedule I

Marvin Foster – Rossville, GA

Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Schedule I
Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
Altering serial number of a firearm.

Arenous “Reno” Saventini – Rossville, GA

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine (150 kilo’s)

Montel D. Slocum – Georgia D.O.C.

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

Miles A. Mathis – Rock Spring, GA

Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Whitney Cummings – Chickamauga, GA

Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I

Dylan Cagle – Rossville, GA

Possession with Intent Schedule I
Possession with Intent

Tiffany Crandall – Rossville, GA

Possession of Schedule II

Dade County Sheriff’s Office was one of many agencies involved in the investigation. Other agencies include The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, DEA – Rome, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, West Metro Drug Task Force (GA), US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 12th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force (TN), Georgia National Guard Counter Drug, Chattooga County Sheriff Office, City of Lafayette Police Department, Walker County Sheriff Office, Chickamauga Police Department, Trion Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff Office, East Ridge Police Department and Soddy Daisy Police Department.

The L.M.J.C.D.T.F. will continue to proactively and aggressively investigate narcotics in the Judicial Circuit. Anyone with information on drug or gang activity is asked to leave information at:
Tip Line – email to [email protected] or call 706-638-5570.